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The history of the alphabet began in Ancient Egypt. The first consonantal alphabet was found in 2,000 BCE to represent the language of Semitic workers in Egypt. It was influenced by the principles of the Egyptian writing script.

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The first mention of anything like football comes from China in the 2nd and 3rd century BC. A military training exercise involved kicking a ball through a target, whilst being attacked by opponents. Something similar also existed in Japan. The first game of this type was played in ancient Greece and…
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The history of the alphabet started in ancient Egypt. By 2700 BCE Egyptian writing had a set of some 24 hieroglyphs which are called uniliterals, to represent syllables that begin with a single consonant of their language, plus a vowel (or no vowel) to be supplied by the native speaker. These glyphs…
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Hieroglyphics- Hieroglyphics was the form of writing used in Ancient Egypt. It was once believed to be a form of picture writing. However it contains a true alphabet, but had additional symbols used for various things that had no sounds or were complete ideas (as english usage on computers has punct…
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In 312 C.E., Constantine defeated his opponent Maxentius in the battle of the Milvian Bridge outside Rome. Christian apologists claimed that during that campaign, there appeared under the sun a flaming cross bearing the Latin words In hoc signo vinces, meaning "In this sign conquer." It is also held…
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Answer Unless your coin has been altered by somebody, the letters are actually TRVST. This is the spelling that was used on some coins of that time period, for the word TRUST (i.e. In God We Trust). It was stylish at the time to use the Latin alphabet, which uses a "V" in place of the "U". Anothe…
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Alphabetic writing systems are vastly easier to learn than hieroglyphics or syllable-based systems as the number of symbols is much more limited. If the language has a consistent spelling system, like Spanish or Finnish, then learning to read and write is even easier. As for civilization and progres…
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The Lord never intended for His church to be divided up into hundreds of competing groups teaching vastly different doctrines. The Lord is not the Lord of confusion. It is man that has changed His doctrine and turned it into a mass of confusion and division. Much of this has be for filty lucre (1 Pe…
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ColorsThis Is A Weird Question. That's Like Why Is There Air. IT IsStated That The Human Eye Can Detect Over 63,000 Different Colors. If Everything Was Black & White TV Wouldn`t Be Any Fun. Hope This Helps You  anwernot a weird question .but, how boring the world would be if there was no c…
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The first form of the alphabet was created by ancient Egypt.
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The greek one... as it was the world's powerforce (before the common era - to limit the timespace). And of course the latin alphabet... we use it still today. Some sign alphabets were used too, longer in the north than in the south, due to the territory of influence the Romans had.
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No offense, but that's a stupid question, the Babylonians were the first people to have some form of police. The person above should be right. But let's talk about what Romans had... they had a certain number of districts to divide the capital Rome... and every district had its own number of police…
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The PS1 used CD format; the PS2 used DVD format; the PS3 used Blu-ray format The PS1 had stereo sound; the PS2 had Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; the PS3 had lossless 7.1 channel sound The PS1 had low resolution TV display; the PS2 had SDTV display; the PS3 had HDTV display The PS1 had no harddrive; th…
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The Greek Alphabet: Αα Alpha Ββ Beta Γγ Gamma Δδ Delta Εε Epsilon ϜͶϝͷ Digamma Ϛϛ Stigma Ζζ Zeta Ͱͱ Heta Ηη Eta Θθ Theta Ιι℩ Iota Ϳϳ Yot Κκ Kappa Λλ Lamda Μμ Mu Νν Nu Ξξ Xi Οο Omicron Ππ Pi Ϻϻ San ϘϞϙϟ Koppa Ρρ Rho Σσς S…
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I have visited a couple of contenders for this prize: 1. Santa Sophia in Istanbul which has been church, mosque and museum since it was completed in 537 AD. 2. The Pantheon in Rome which was built as a temple by Hadrian in 117 AD, if I remember correctly, and is also now a museum.I would be very int…
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Answer No one person. It evolved over thousands of years from many sources. Look under ALPHABET in the Brittanica or any other good encyclopedia for a full history. Answer There is no such thing as a purely "US" English alphabet, other than perhaps the US pronunciation of the last letter, Z, …
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Numbers are never in the alphabet. In English speaking countries pi equals 3.14. In the Greek alphabet it is the 16th letter.
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The Phoniecions after sumer, then babyoloiny, then Assyrians . Phoniecion ruled the empire and were merchants and touch for trade and were a moving empire. soon envadeed Ancient Eygpt from the med sea. sumer babolions assyrian ruled mesopotamia in bagdad irag to a city called Ur were Kuwait boardes …
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By the time of the Archaic Period, the Greeks had lost the use of Linear-B. Following the resumption of trade with the Middle East, they adopted the Phoenicean alphabet which, with some modifications, is still used to write Greek. The Greek alphabet was, in turn, eventually adapted to become the…
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No one person created the Modern English alphabet. It evolved since the 9th Century based mainly on how writers used it.
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Answer They stand for Teacher of English for No Obvious Reason.
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24 Letters are in the Greek Alphabet. and they are a little wired in engerlish.
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The first letter of the alphabet is the letter A
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Swimming has been recorded since prehistoric times; the earliest recording of swimming dates back to the Stone Age (in paintings) from around 7,000 years ago.
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Answer you pronounce it as in "are". ------- Since an American explained how to pronounce a French "R" (and she did it well), I, as a Frenchman, feel entitled to write how to pronounce an English "R". Indeed, this is one of the many difficulties in English pronunciation for foreigners. For e…
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It depends on what language you are talking about. If you want to see an old style of the English alphabet, see related links down below:
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Tennis originated from a 12th century French game called pimple's; it was a court game where the ball was struck with the hand.
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Answer for me the oldest letter is a The letter "O" is the oldest letter. It has not changed in shape since its adoption in the Phoenician alphabet c. 1300 B.C.
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The Better Answer The alphabet came from the 'A´lef-Beyhth, the alphabet divised by ancient semites first letter was A´lef the father our letter A. A is the 1st letter in the series of alphabets.
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Cholesterol ProductionThe production pathway includes the liver. Inhibition of cholesterol production reduces cholesterol synthesis in the liver and upregulates LDL-C receptors to increase clearance of LDL-C from the blood. Intestinal AbsorptionThe absorption pathway includes the small intestine. In…
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The Phoenician alphabet was listed in the same order in several documents 3000 years ago It became useful for maintaining lists
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It's French, and the literal meaning is: "répondez s'il vous plaît", which roughly translates to, "Please tell me if you plan to come", or more accurately, "please respond".
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sab ka apana apna soch he.
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Preferred Provider Organization -- try google next time. Pretty easy answer
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It is The Milwaukee Mile which opened its doors in 1903 and is still active today.
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The earliest alphabet was created by the Egyptians around 2700 BCE. It was a set of 24 hieroglyphics that represented consonant sounds. But they didn't write solely with these "letters." They mixed them with other hieroglyphs that represented whole words.The Phoenicians were the first to come up wit…
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Answer Many people believe that surfing was invented by Hawaiians, historical documents have disproved this . It was actually invented in Polynesia according to the records of 18th century sailors, some people claim it was invented in ancient South America first, this type of surfing was not the …
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Well, I think, my friend that is Greek told me that the Greek made the alphabet and the Americans adapted it and then the Greek got mad and soon changed their alphabet. This is how we got it.
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Though the appearance of similar sandwiches world wide does cause debate, the taco comes from Mexico but actually predates the country. Mind you, the word DOES NOT, and conflicting stories exist as to when tacos began being referred to as tacos. One source claims it was in the 1900s, another claims …
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There are mixed theories on the origin of OK. Here are some views: OK comes from Greek "Olla Kalla" which means "all good". For a long time, the favorite theory was that it was a campaign slogan for Martin Van Buren, nicknamed "Old Kinder hook" because his home town was Kinderhook, N.Y. But the most…
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Answer The German alphabet is pretty much the same as the English (A, B, C, etc). The only difference occurs in the "Umlaute" (literally translated "other-sounds"), which are "Ä", "Ö" and "Ü" and are added after the "Z".
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A homograph is a word that is spelled the same as another word, but has a different meaning, and often a different pronunciation.
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it improves your chances of getting a good job in the English community
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The letter is O
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Hieroglyphics were used to record information and write histories.
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SF can stand ussually stands for Small forward. It can stand for strong forward in certain areas. either way it is a forward.
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the post office
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The biggest thing the US got from the Romans would be the senate. We also got the style and form of the arena, arches, cement, paved roads, apartment buildings, inside plumbing, some forms of our government ( but the Romans took that from the Greeks),our calendar, the days of the week, and the…
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Dissipate, evade...
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does (plural of doe a female dear)
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It is said that the first alphabet was created by the Phoenicians.They were a tribe in the ancient times.
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Yes. However, most Iraqis perceive that government as being a British puppet government as opposed to a free and independent state. Most Iraqis claim independence in 1954 when the Kingdom of Iraq was replaced with the Baathist Republic of Iraq (which survived until 2003).
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The Western alphabets, including English, evolved thusly: Hieroglyphics > Phoenician > Greek > Latin
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The song was first copyrighted in 1835 by Charles Bradlee.
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The Latin alphabet used with the English and several other romance languages has 26 letters. Variations of the Latin alphabet as used by the Spanish, Polish, Swedish, and Turkish languages, and others, have a different number of letters.
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"Because_we_use_some_of_their_language_for_some_things.">Because we use some of their language for some things. Yes, that's absolutely true and in addition, Latin, the language of the Romans, is the basis for the European group of languages called the Romance languages. For the Romans, their lang…
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The greek alphabet originated from the Phoenicians. The Greeks took their alphabet from the Phoenicians and adapted it.
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the first leta is A and da lst leta is zombieThe person above me can not spell for the life of him..GEESSEE!
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Answer Спасибо.
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The letters AD stand for Anno Domini. The phrase Anno Domini is actually medieval Latin which means 'the year of Our Lord'.
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26 and 5 vowels count for yourself for proof
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Answer You can find a list of phonetics at the site below.
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The alphabet used in English is the "Latin" or "Roman" alphabet. The English alphabet contains 26 letters. Except for the use of accents and dicritical marks, these are the same in other Western European languages (the double "LL" in Spanish is considered a 27th by some, although it is essentially…
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Answer Because they form under many different combinations of air temperature, pressure, and humidity; and other factors.
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Alpha, Beta and Gamma are the first three letters.
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The Latin Alphabet has Phoenician origin and it passed indirectly to the Latins: Greeks were the first to adapt and modify the alphabet from Phoenicians and then they passed it to the Etruscans, who they also modified it. Latin Alphabet uses both Etruscan and Greek elements but it was further modif…
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There are a variety of famous books that have been set in Australia. These include The Thorn Bids by Colleen McCullough, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, as well as The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.
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a dude that liked boxes.................
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The first form of the alphabet was the Phoenician alphabet. Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians all built off of the Phoenician alphabet. The Greeks then took ideas from the Phoenician alphabet and used it to make there own alphabet, first ever with vowels.
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Answer O is a letter when say O by its self it usually means that they are shocked or surprised about something.
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1. IDE Hard Disk 2. SATA Hard Disk 3. SCSI Hard Disk 4. Ultra SCSI Hard Disk
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The Hebrew alphabet The Hebrew alphabet developed alongside several other alphabets in the Middle East, more than 3000 years ago, but it's not known what individuals were involved. There was a different Hebrew alphabet in use prior to 3000 years ago, which may have developed as early as 8,000 years …
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They don't have one as such, it's just one huge collection of characters. They do have certain stroke (line) groups known as radicals which contribute to a character's meaning, though. Also, Chinese can be written in English characters known as pinyin, which shows the pronunciation.
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The alphabet is a series of letters that is used to form words. The term comes from the Greek letters alpha and beta. The "Latin" or "Roman" alphabet, as used in the US and UK, contains 26 letters which have upper and lower cases but no regular diacritics. There are several other alphabets used by o…
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There are 13 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet, including the okina (') which counts as a letter.
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It depends on which alphabet you're talking about. For example: Arabic = alif (ا) Greek = alpha (α) Hebrew = alef (א) Korean = giyeok (ㄱ)Latin = a
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Patrick Henry :)
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Two important developments of the Phonecians were the alphabet and trading. I hope this helps!
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658,985,783,089 in the world
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13 letters. a, e, i, o, u, h, k, l, m, n, p, w, and ` (okina)
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The mark over the e [fiancé, (masculine); fiancée, (feminine)] is an acute accent.
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the reason this is because the English language came from England and England had 26 letters. English is an amalgam of several languages, Latin and German among them. Most of the 26 letters came from Latin but some, such as J and K, came from other languages.
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Fables' by Aesop, 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott, and the 'Little House on the Prairie' books by Laura Ingalls Wilder are some famous and popular story books with the names of the authors. Other famous books that would be included on this type of list are the books by Hans Christian Anderson th…
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Ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics
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Our alphabet came from Latin, which came from the Greek alphabet, which came the ancient alphabet used by Semites. See related link below for more information.
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Upper case letters: Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω Lower case letters: α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ-ς τ υ φ χ ψ ω
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The alphabet was not discovered by a single person, however it was developed over the course of thousands of years. One of the first written alphabets was the Egyptian hieroglyphs. The modern English alphabet is derived from Latin. The order this alphabet is in was designated in 1011 by a monk named…
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the piccolo was in vented in Germany
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Answer This site has a nice lay out with pronunciation of the letters. http://www.ibiblio.org/koine/greek/lessons/alphabet.html
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If referring to the letters on the gear shift, they are commonly called the prindle, for Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive and Low. The stamped identification numbers on the transmission itself are the id numbers with additional information such as build sequence and the date of manufacture.
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It depends on which alphabet you are talking about. FOr example:The Latin alphabet for English has 5 vowels (y and w are sometimes included as well).The Hebrew alphabet has no vowels.
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z a c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
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Modern means 'up to date' or what is the current situation.
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