Alphabet letters in different languages. In archaic and early classical times the greek alphabet existed in many different local variants but by the end of the fourth century bc. You can prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond by helping them learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet. Article summary sample alphabets and practice page creating uppercase letters creating lowercase letters making cursive letters community qa 5 references writing all 26 letters of the english alphabet can seem like a challenge. The greek alphabet was developed about 1000 bce based on the phoenicians north semitic alphabet.
But if you are going to master the english language on the page you will need to be able to use the alphabet to form words and sentences. The greek alphabet went through. In the first year of school pupils are taught to recite the alphabet a writing system in which letters represent phonemes. How to teach your child to recognize the letters of the alphabet.
The word semitic comes from the name shem named in genesis 610 as the son of noah whose descendants lived in the middle east. Recognizing letters is a basic literacy. Phoenician script was the alphabet used for transliterating the holy bible in hebrew. It is derived from the earlier phoenician alphabet and was the first alphabetic script to have distinct letters for vowels as well as consonants.
Origin of phoenician alphabet updated january 14 2019. Hebrew is a semitic language. The greek alphabet has only twenty four letters. Note that hebrew is written from right to left rather than left to right as in english so alef is the first letter of the hebrew alphabet and tav is the last.
While it looks different it is actually the forebear of all european alphabets. An alphabet is a standard set of letters basic written symbols or graphemes that represent the phonemes basic significant sounds of any spoken language it is used to write. The greek alphabet has been used to write the greek language since the late ninth or early eighth century bc. Evolution of phoenician into latinwestern scripts and arabiceastern scripts.
This is in contrast to other types of writing systems such as syllabaries in which each character represents a syllable and logographic systems in which each character represents a word morpheme or semantic unit. The set of letters used when writing in a language. It contains 24 letters including seven vowels and all of its letters are capitals. The picture below illustrates the hebrew alphabet in hebrew alphabetical order.
Logography a writing system in which each character represents a word and syllabary in which each character.