Śawt is a letter of the Ge'ez abugida, descended from Epigraphic South Arabian Himjar shin.PNG, in Ge'ez representing ś. It is reconstructed as descended from a Proto-Semitic voiceless lateral fricative [ɬ], like the Welsh pronunciation of the ll in llwyd. It survived only in South Semitic as an independent phoneme.

Proto-Semitic Akkadian Arabic Phoenician Hebrew Aramaic Ge'ez
ś š ش š š š שׂ s שׂ s ś

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