David Porush has found similar tendencies for people in Hebrew cultures who must decipher probable meanings of words using only consonants, because the Hebrew alphabet does not have letters for vowel sounds. According to Porush this alphabetic technology may have led to the development of cultures with a high tolerance for uncertainty, ambiguity, and probable meanings, not to mention cultures built on layers of hypertextual interpretations in the margins of their most sacred texts. See A Personal TalMUD to learn more.