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Glyph T229.617:125v - a-ya-ya

a-ya-ya (aya) (T229.617:125v) v. phr. "came into being"; introductory glyph of the PSS

<> (JM) See alternative spelling a-li-ya.

(CH) > a-LAY-ya (alay) alay ~ dem. pron. "here", "this" used as the introductory glyph to dedicatory expressions such as Primary Standard Sequence, marks the beginning of circular texts, and highlights the most important clauses in a narrative.

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