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Try AOL for 1000 Hours FREE! Your web browser may be malfunctioning. Your internet connection may be unreliable. For more information about the W3C website, see the Webmaster FAQ. This article is about the letter of the alphabet. This article contains IPA phonetic symbols.
Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. By 1600 BC, the Phoenician alphabet letter had a linear form that served as the base for some later forms. Its name is thought to have corresponded closely to the Hebrew or Arabic aleph. The Etruscans brought the Greek alphabet to their civilization in the Italian Peninsula and left the letter unchanged. Different glyphs of the lowercase letter A. During Roman times, there were many variant forms of the letter “A”.