How many consonants are in the Māori alphabet?
There are 15 consonants.
How is the alphabet in hieroglyphics different from your English alphabet in terms of using vowels and consonants?
The Greek alphabet was based on the Phoenician alphabet, which as not a "true" alphabet. It was something called an 'abjad' (using only consonants)-Greek was the first language to use a "true" alphabet, consisting of both vowels and consonants. The Phoenician alphabet only used consonants, with some consonants used for vowel sounds. Phoenician is an alphabet as well as a writing system, Phoenician alphabet unlike the complex characters used in Cuneiform scripts, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics…
It depends on how you define "alphabet" The Egyptians were the first to create any form of phonetic symbol. They had an alphabet with 24 consonants that they mixed in with logo-grams (symbols representing whole words). The Phoenicians were the first to have an entirely phonetic-based writing system (an alphabet of 22 consonants). The Greeks were the first to have a full alphabet of both consonants and vowels.
If you count Y as a consonant, there are 21 consonants. If you count Y as a vowel, there are 20 consonants. The preceding answer deals only with the ways of WRITING consonants using the Latin alphabet. There are, in fact, around 25 distinctive consonants (sounds made by blocking the air as it moves through the mouth) in the English language.
It depends on how you define "Alphabet": The alphabet, in its broadest sense was invented in Egypt, although the Egyptians used their phonetic symbols intermixed with their picture symbols (logograms). The first country to use a purely phonetic alphabet of consonants only was Phoenicia. The first country to use a complete alphabet with consonants and vowels was Greece.
There is no such thing as an Egyptian alphabet, so you cannot compare the two. Ancient Egyptian used thousands of pictures that represented ideas as well as consonants. The Arabic alphabet consists of 28 consonants. There are no similarities, except that Egyptian was occasionally written right to left, just as Arabic is.