Alphabet letters in different languages. Phoenician alphabet mother of modern writing. The greek alphabet was developed about 1000 bce based on the phoenicians north semitic alphabet. In archaic and early classical times the greek alphabet existed in many different local variants but by the end of the fourth century bc. While it looks different it is actually the forebear of all european alphabets.
The set of letters used when writing in a language. You can prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond by helping them learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet. This page is an introduction to the alphabet of hebrew scripture. The greek alphabet went through.
The hebrew and yiddish languages use a different alphabet than english. Origin of phoenician alphabet updated january 14 2019. 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. Hebrew is a semitic language.
Logography a writing system in which each character represents a word and syllabary in which each character. Recognizing letters is a basic literacy. In the first year of school pupils are taught to recite the alphabet a writing system in which letters represent phonemes. The greek alphabet has only twenty four letters.
It is derived from the earlier phoenician alphabet and was the first alphabetic script to have distinct letters for vowels as well as consonants. Gold plates with phoenician. 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. 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. How to teach your child to recognize the letters of the alphabet. It contains 24 letters including seven vowels and all of its letters are capitals.
Phoenician script was the alphabet used for transliterating the holy bible in hebrew.