Alphabet letters in different languages. The greek alphabet went through. 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. This page is an introduction to the alphabet of hebrew scripture. 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.
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. Phoenician alphabet mother of modern writing. How to teach your child to recognize the letters of the alphabet.
The greek alphabet has been used to write the greek language since the late ninth or early eighth century bc. 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. 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. You can prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond by helping them learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet.
In the first year of school pupils are taught to recite the alphabet a writing system in which letters represent phonemes. Evolution of phoenician into latinwestern scripts and arabiceastern scripts. 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 picture below illustrates the hebrew alphabet in hebrew alphabetical order.
It contains 24 letters including seven vowels and all of its letters are capitals. Gold plates with phoenician. Recognizing letters is a basic literacy. Logography a writing system in which each character represents a word and syllabary in which each character.
The word semitic comes from the name shem named in genesis 610 as the son of noah whose descendants lived in the middle east. The hebrew and yiddish languages use a different alphabet than english. Origin of phoenician alphabet updated january 14 2019. Hebrew is a semitic language.
The greek alphabet has only twenty four letters.