How many languages use the Roman alphabet?

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Actually about 200 languages use Roman or Latin alphabetic characters. The languages as diverse as Flemish and Zulu. English and German also use the script.

How did the Romans influence other countries into using the alphabet?

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 Rom (MORE)

Do all languages of the world use a 26 letter alphabet?

Absolutely not. Each one has a different amount of letters. English uses the Latin alphabet. Hawaiian has a 12 letter alphabet and so on. Some languages such as Russian, Hebrew, Arabic use alphabets with different characters from the Latin alphabet.

Are there languages that have no alphabet?

Some of the languages of the indigenous peoples of North America had no written form. The indigenous peoples of Australia also had no written language, I believe, in a formal sense. In many cultures have very elaborate art forms that express the elements of a story, but these don't count as formal w (MORE)

Who did the Romans get their alphabet from?

Evidence suggests that they got it from the Etrucans, a small civilization whose territory extended from northern Italy down past Rome, where their kings once ruled, probably around the 7th century B.C. The Etrucans originally got their alphabet from the greeks or the Latin alphabet

Which languages use the Latin alphabet?

There are over 6000 Languages in the world, and the majority of them use the Latin-based alphabet. Here is a partial list: . Afrikaans . Albanian . Aragonese . Asturian . Azeri . Basque . Boholano . Breton . Catalan . Cebuano . Cornish . Corsican . Croatian . Czech . Danish . Dutch (MORE)

How many languages are there which are based on the Latin alphabet?

The majority of languages in the world with an alphabet are based on the Latin alphabet. Virtually all of the countries of North America, South America, Australia, and Western Europe use the Latin Alphabet. A Notable exception is Greece, which uses the Greek alphabet.

In the computer's C Language why is the alphabet C used?

\nC comes from B & B comes from BCPL........... \nTO overcome the problems of BCPL they developed B (First char of BCPL)....& B also has some disadvantages so they go for next level i.e, B's next Letter .........:::::::C ..........then v called it as C language.. \nC comes from B & B comes from B (MORE)

What is the language that the Roman Catholic Church uses?

The Catholic Church uses all the languages of the world. For example, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles celebrates the Mass in the following languages of the people:. American Sign Language . Arabic . Aramaic . Armenian . Cambodian . Chinese (Cantonese) . Chinese (Mandarin) . Croatian . French (MORE)

Where did the Romans get their alphabet?

Evidence suggests that they got it from the Etruscans, a small civilization whose territory extended from northern Italy down past Rome, where their kings once ruled, probably around the 7th century BC. The last Etruscan king to rule in Rome was ousted when the Roman Republic was founded in 509 BC, (MORE)

Is the alphabet a language?

No. An alphabet is not a language. It is a set of symbols usedto write a language. One alphabet can be used to write more thanone language. Because an alphabet represents sounds, to some degreeany alphabet can be used to write any language, although mostlanguages use one preferred alphabet. . For e (MORE)

What is the Roman alphabet?

The Roman alphabet is the system of letters used by many languages is the Western world, including English, French, Spanish, German (with a few exceptions), Portuguese, and many others. It is seperatre from, say, the Greek alphabet, or Arabic script. The Romans themselves used the following lette (MORE)

What alphabets influenced the roman alphabet?

The Latins (the Romans were Latins) adopted and adapted the Cumanean alphabet to develop the Latin alphabet. This was a version of the western Greek alphabet which was used in the Greek city of Cumae, near Naples. The Greeks founded colonies (settlements) in southern Italy in the late 9th century BC (MORE)

Which languages use the Cyrillic alphabet?

The Cyrillic alphabet is used for many languages of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian (Belarusian), Serbian, Macedonian and Bulgarian, as well as Mongolian. During the Soviet period, most of the Soviet republics used the Cyrillic alphabet for their (MORE)

How many languages use the English alphabet?

There is no English alphabet: English is written with the Latin alphabet. as of the 21st Century, more languages use Latin-based alphabets than any other (more than 1000 languages).

Why does Yiddish use the Hebrew alphabet if it's a separate language?

Though Yiddish, which uses Hebrew letters, looks similar whenwritten down to a non-speaker of Yiddish or Hebrew, it is in factan entirely different language. Hebrew arose in the Middle East and falls into the Afro-AsiaticSemitic family of languages whereas Yiddish is an Indo-EuropeanGermanic languag (MORE)

What language allows a programmer to use alphabetic abbreviations?

There are list of programming languages in computer software.Moreover the assigned code word letters are in the Englishalphabet. So, it is easy to transmit. Also, there are plenty ofalphabetic abbreviations like; www- world wide web, I/O -- input/output, IP -- internet protocol & many more. Although (MORE)

What two languages that use the Latin alphabet?

Many languages use the Latin Alphabet. Here is a partial list: Afrikaans Albanian Basque Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Finnish French Frisian Galician German Hawaiian Hausa Hungarian Icelandic Ilocano Indonesian Irish Gaelic Italian Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese (MORE)

What kind of alphabet does the Russian language use?

The Russian use the Cyrillic alphabet. It consists of 33 letters. А (ah) Б (be (like a sheep sound)) В (ve) Г (ge) Д (de) Е (ye) Ё (yo) Ж (she( like the sound of a electric toothbrush)) З (ze) И (e(like in me)) Й (ya( like saying it quick (MORE)

Who used the ancient roman alphabet?

The ancient Romans and the people they conquered used the Roman alphabet. It was the standard, even though the Greek alphabet was in wide use by the educated. The ancient Romans and the people they conquered used the Roman alphabet. It was the standard, even though the Greek alphabet was in wide us (MORE)

What language was used in the Roman Catholic Church?

Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is rarely used by the Catholic Church. . Latin is the official language of the Catholic Church. The vernacular is permitted at Masses all over the world, though. (Mass in Latin is stil (MORE)

What three alphabet are missing from the roman alphabet?

Actually there are only two letters missing from the Latin (Roman) alphabet. They are the letters J and W. In early Latin there was no letter U but this was added in the second century AD. The letters Y and Z were added in the late republic but they were only used in words of Greek origin. The lette (MORE)

Why were the alphabets used in roman numerals?

Romans were very conservative when it came to symbols. They liked to write as much as they could while using the least amount of space, and in as few words as possible. So, it was much more logical from their point of view to, rather than creating an entirely different letter system, to just use the (MORE)

What Roman numerals represented numbers using letters of the American alphabet?

1 = I 5 = V 10 = X 50 = L 100 = C 500 = D 1,000 = M For example, 1776 is MDCCLXXVI However, you are not allowed to have more than four of the same symbol in a row (except for on some clocks with IIII). But if a smaller symbol is in front of a larger symbol, than it is subtracted. IV = 4 IX = 9 (I (MORE)

How many official languages did the Roman Empire have?

The Roman empire had one official language and that was Latin. However the well educated spoke Greek because the Greek language was the lingua franca of the diplomatic world. For example, an envoy from Parthia may not be fluent in Latin, but he could speak Greek and would use that language to conver (MORE)

How does the Roman alphabet influence us today?

The alphabets of western European languages were adapted from the Latin alphabet. The Romans were Latins. Therefore, they used the Latin alphabet. There was not such a thing as a Roman alphabet.

Why the Romans used greek alphabet?

Greek colonists (settlers) migrated to southern Italy in the from the late 8th century to the 6th century BC. They were a more advanced civilisation and they had a big impact on all the Italic peoples they came into contact with. All the Italic peoples, including the Latins (the Romans were Latins) (MORE)

How many characters are in the Roman alphabet?

How many characters are then in the Roman alphabet? That is a good question. According to sources, the original Roman alphabet had twenty-three letters, and the modern alphabet has twenty-six letters.

How many languages evolved from the Roman Empire?

There are five Romance languages: Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian. This term refers to languages which are derived from vulgar Latin, a mixture of Latin and local languages which developed alongside classical Latin, the official Latin.

How has the Romans influenced us by language?

The language of the ancient Romans was Latin and many English words stem from Latin. Latin words have entered English via two routes. One was that Latin was the language of the church in the Middle Ages. The other was the Norman conquest of England. French became the court language and many French w (MORE)

What language was most used in the Roman Empire?

Latin was the official Language of the Roman Empire. A mixture ofcolloquial Latin and words from local languages became the languageof the conquered peoples in Gaul (France), Hispania (Spain andPortugal), Dalmatia, Dacia (Romania) and probably other parts ofthe empire. In the eastern Mediterranean G (MORE)