Alphabet History

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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What letters aren't in the Chinese alphabet?

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Chinese does not have an alphabet, unless you are referring to pinyin, which is used to represent Chinese sounds via the Roman alphabet.

Do all alphabets share one thing in common?

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Yes. It is safe to say that all alphabets represent the sounds of a language. Even sign language alphabets ultimately represent sounds, even though the users may know know what the sounds are.

What are examples of words written in the International Phonetic Alphabet?

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Examples of words written in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) include "cat" /kæt/, "sun" /sʌn/, "chair" /tʃɛər/, and "goat" /ɡoʊt/. The IPA provides a standardized system for representing the sounds of speech, allowing words from different languages to be transcribed consistently.

What language contains 36 letters in its alphabet?

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The Welsh language contains 28 letters in its alphabet, while the Slovak language contains 46 letters. Neither language has an alphabet with exactly 36 letters.

What are the last six letters in the alphabet?

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The last six letters in the alphabet are U, V, W, X, Y, and Z.

What is a twenty first letter of the greek alphabet?

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The twenty-first letter of the Greek Alphabet is phi. The letter is written as uppercase Φ, lowercase φ or ϕ and the Greek name of the letter is φι. Phi (pronounced "fie").

What is the 6th letter of the early Greek alphabet?

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The fifth letter of the Greek alphabet is epsilon. It is shaped and used like an English "e". It is written as uppercase Ε, lowercase ε, and the Greek name is Έψιλον. Epsilon follows Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta.

Last letter of the greek alphabet?

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Ω (omega) is the last letter.

How is 'thank you' spelled in the greek alphabet?

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Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ : Sas ef̱charistó̱ polý

What are the letters in the Irish alphabet?

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In Irish alphabet and the Scots Gaelic alphabet both have 18 letters: a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,l,m,n,o,p,r,s,t,u

The Manx alphabet has 24 letters:


Is there a letter in the Greek alphabet that has the J sound?

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Hebrew names that begin with J, generally begin with Yod (י) in Hebrew.

For foreign words in Modern Hebrew, the letter Gimel (ג) which has the sound of hard G when followed by an apostrophe, becomse a J like the words Jungle, Jerome, Jelly, Gelatin.

The seventh letter Zayin (ז), when followed by an apostrophe, becomes equivalent to the French J, in words such as Jacques.

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What is the meaning of all 24 letters in the Greek alphabet?

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The 24th (last) of the 24 letters in the modern Greek alphabet is omega, commonly represented by the symbol Ω. It is written as uppercase Ω (ZΩ), lower case ω(zω); and the Greek name for the letter is ωμέγα.

What do young hamster eat?

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Hamsters drink milk from their mothers until they are three weeks old. After this they eat what their parents are eating. A small handful of dried food and a handful of fresh such as carrots or letice.

What letter comes before A?

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I think the letter that comes before A is 0 because in the Alphablocks full band 0 to U0 had 6 extra Alphablocks: 0, A0, E0, I0, O0 and U0, the 26 main Alphablocks: 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 and Zee/Zed, the 4 excluded Alphablocks: Magic E, W and Y as 2 vowels and Plusman (+Man), there were 7 more/extra Alphablocks today: -Y, -U, -O, -I, -E, -A and Y0 and there were 46 excluded Alphablocks: -Z0, -Y0, -X0, -W0, -V0, -U0, -T0, -S0, -R0, -Q0, -P0, -O0, -N0, -M0, -L0, -K0, -J0, -I0, -H0, -G0, -F0, -E0, -D0, -C0, -B0, -A0, B0, C0, D0, F0, G0, H0, J0, K0, L0, M0, N0, P0, Q0, R0, S0, T0, V0, W0, X0 and Z0.

Who invented the letter T?

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It was not invented intill the 14th century but no one knows who invented it people say latin.

What are some animals starting with all the letters of the alphabet?

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Burmese python





Green-tounged skink


Ice fish





Neon blue Hermit Crab




Reculiated python



Umbrella bird



X-ray Tetra



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A-aardvark, anteater, alligator, ant

B-bear, bee, bird, barracuda,

C-cat, crocodile, crane,canary

D-dog, deer, dolphin

E-eel, elephant, emu

F-frog, fireant, fish

G-giraffe, great white shark,gnat, gorilla, goldfish

H-horse, hippo, hyena, hamster


J-jellyfish, jackal

K-koala bear, kangaroo

L-lemur, lynx, lion, leopard

M-monkey, manattee, mouse

N-narwhal, nighttingdale, newt

O-octopus, orca, otter

P-penguin, panda bear, polar bear

Q-quail, quagga

R-rhino, reindeer, rabbit, rat, raccoon, ram

S-sloth, serpent, scorpion, squirrel


U-unicorn, urchin

V-vulture, viper

W-walrus, wallaby, whale

X-x-ray fish,

Y-yak, yellow canary

Z-zebra, zorilla

What is the history of engineering lettering?

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It is a font format used by engineer students and it is really hard. It is always capital letters and the height must be proportional to the width.

The alchemist characters?

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The Alchemist is a novel by Paulo Coelho. The story has several characters including Santiago, The Alchemist, Crystal Merchant, Englishman, Melchizedek, Fatima, Gypsy, and several others.

What is the oldest automobile racetrack in the world still in use?

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Which alphabets have more than 26 letters?

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Many alphabet have more than 26 letters including:

  1. Swedish
  2. Danish
  3. Norwegian
  4. Spanish
  5. Arabic
  6. Persian
  7. Hindi
  8. Korean

What is galactic alphabet?

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The Standard Galactic Alphabet (SGA) is a writing system used throughout the Commander Keen series. It is a simple substitution cypher, where each letter in the Latin alphabet has been substituted with a different symbol. The SGA can be used to write in different languages; however, in the games the SGA is used to write messages in the English language only

There is some debate over the shape of some of the letters, such as the Z. In the reference translation above (which is remarkably similar to the translation found in Keen 3), it is shown as two vertical bars with a horizontal bar connecting them at the top. In Keen 6, the translation image is much smaller so each "bar" appears only one pixel wide/high. This gives the impression it should be a rounded shape, like an upside down U. However because of the increased resolution in the Keen 3 version, one could argue that it is not supposed to be rounded, otherwise it would contain curves like the letters N and O do (or even the top of the letter A.)

The SGA was created by Tom Hall. Originally for Keen 1 he drew some graphics for 'Exit' signs which he made look a bit more alien by changing the ordinary Latin letters a bit. After that he added other signs saying "hi" and "this is neat" (near Rayguns), and he ended up creating conversions for the other letters of the Latin alphabet in order for the signs to resemble writings in an alien language.