Spread from Middle Italy, from the usage of the Latin alphabet. During and following the age of exploration it spread to parts of the world not limited to the European continent.
Grecian areas continued regardless to use the greek alphabet while the Arabic alphabet prevented it's spread to the middle east.
Originally, I thought it came from a box of cereal. Lately, I'm more inclined to believe that it comes from a can of soup.....
It came to us from the Romans, who adopted many letters in it from the Greeks, in the sixth century B.C. The Greeks got their alphabet in the main from the Phoenicians, who had adapted the Egyptian and other methods of writing.
The letters are commonly supposed to be simplified pictures of objects, the names of which began with the sounds indicated by the various letters.
But it is also held that the very early scribes, when trying to find symbols that would suggest sounds, took those in which the hand most closely followed the movements of the tongue and lips. To take one example: when one makes the sound "oh," the mouth naturally becomes more or less circular, and O is the symbol which suggests this.
by dingdong 8 years ago
So, this is the idea...Write a word with 5 alphabets beginning with the middle alphabet of the previous word.Let's start:BOARD ==> ANGELNext word should start with "G"
by Kevin Peter 5 years ago
Can a sentence be made by using all the letters in the alphabet?Each letter must be used only once.
by JS Matthew 5 years ago
How does the Russian Alphabet Work? It looks like a very interesting language to learn!
by Deborah Sexton 8 years ago
This is for those who are interested in learning about the Hebrew letters:The Hebrew Alphabet:"Judaism has always regarded Hebrew as a sacred language, the medium of divine communication. For millennia, the sages and mystics have taught that the letters are no ordinary expression. The very...
by milleramanda53 6 years ago
I am homeschooling my children and I am trying to find new ways to teach my child her alphabet.
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