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Why do we spell 'aaaah' with an 'h' at the end?

In English, we generally spell 'Ah', 'Aah', or 'Aaaaaah' (as it seems, any number of a's is possible) with an 'h' at the end. Someone just asked me why and I have been searching all over the internet ...
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Are zzz's associated with sleeping outside of english-speaking cultures?

Zzz's are often used in comics or cartoons to mean sleeping, or snoring. Is this meaning understood widely in the world, or just western/english-speaking cultures?
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