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The letter O is one of just a modest bunch of letters in our letter set whose shape hasn’t changed much all through its whole history. We can be genuinely certain that O’s most punctual precursor was a Phoenician letter, ayin, that depended on a drawing of a human eye (henceforth O’s roundabout shape) and was thusly articulated  from a likewise formed Egyptian symbolic representation. In these old dialects, be that as it may, O—or, in any event, its eye-molded predecessor—likely spoke to a consonant, and it took the Ancient Greeks to embrace it and use it to speak to their letter omicron to change our unassuming O into a vowel.

These days, O is a standout amongst the most-as often as possible utilized letters of our letter set, representing a little more than 7 percent of a standard page of content and a little more than 3 percent of all the words in a standard lexicon—including the 40 exceptional O words illustrated here.

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