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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

ABC Wednesday - O


O
is for

OWL
My husband gave me this lovely OWL pendant.

O is also for OGHAM
which is an ancient script used a very long time ago in Ireland.
The horizontal line in this illustration was originally the edge of a piece of wood or stick. Messages could be carried this way from place to place.
Further information can be found here.

For more posts on the O theme, visit Mrs Nesbitt who hosts ABC Wednesday.

Have fun!

25 comments:

babooshka said...

I knew you'd have something a little different and interesting. Love the owl. The Alphabet I was aware of, but it would never of occured to me for O. Brilliant ABC.

Sharon said...

The owl pendant is lovely, I love owls. The other was very interesting. I'm going to read up on it with the link you provided, thanks!

Ida said...

Nice Owl from your husband. :)
Interesting to read about Ogham alphabet.

Ida

Liz said...

That alphabet provided a good method of communication.

And what good news about Zoey!!

Younger Son still asks me, 'Why are you cleaning? Are we having visitors?'

Aileni said...

As informative as ever - great choices.

Blue said...

I just love that owl pendant - want one! Now!
Ogham script is new to me but very interesting.

Blue

ellen b said...

Love the owl pendant and that ancient script is fascinating. I must show my daughter that. She was an ancient language major for a while...

Miss_Yves said...

Intesting post about Ogham alphabet! Lovely pendant !
I made myself ear rings whith the shape of owls to a friend of mine who is fond of ear rings ...Owls are fashionnable in jewellery and ceramics...
Miss Yves

Judy said...

I've learned something new here. Thanks. I love the Owl Pendant.

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a pretty pendent

Suburbia said...

What a lovely owl! I have never heard of Ogham but the photo of it makes it look very mystical.

Dirty Knees said...

I've never seen the Ogham script before. How interesting!

Petunia said...

Love your owl:)

Dina said...

A message stick--cool!
The owl isn't bad either. :)

Neva said...

I did not know that they had a special alphabet! wow....very cool post.
Neva1
Neva2

RuneE said...

I have never heard about OGHAM, so today you have taught me something new. Very interesting for a person bearing my name...

mylittlephotonook said...

Hi!
My owl likes yours....
Thanks for let me share your old script.

Nydia said...

Thanks for caring words about my sis, Miss Dragon. I'll be ok, just needing some time to get used to the idea of her absence. I'll be honoring her tonight at Samhain ritual here as we follow the sOUTHERN wHEEL.
Wish you a good day, loved your owl and Ogham writting (used to study years ago).

Kisses from Nydia.

starnitesky said...

Beautiful Owl pendent, I've never heard of Ogham - very interesting.

Diana said...

very neat story on the scripting. looks like the beginning of computer language.

R&J said...

The ogham reminds me an old Estonian family marks, carved on a piece of wood...they used to put the marks also on boats, tools etc.
Interesting post.

John said...

Intesting post about Ogham alphabet!

CherryPie said...

What a lovely pendant :-)

kml said...

What a beautiful piece!

Damama T said...

I had that same owl until one of the boys broke it making it fly through the house. Now I wish I'd had it repaired so we could be twins! ;o)

Old languages are so cool. It fascinates me to see just how ingenious the human mind can be in its efforts to communicate.