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. Origin of phoenician alphabet updated january 14 2019. It contains 24 letters including seven vowels and all of its letters are capitals. You can prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond by helping them learn 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. The greek alphabet has been used to write the greek language since the late ninth or early eighth century bc. The picture below illustrates the hebrew alphabet in hebrew alphabetical order. The hebrew and yiddish languages use a different alphabet than english.
How to teach your child to recognize the letters of the alphabet. 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 only twenty four letters. Hebrew is a semitic language.
It is derived from the earlier phoenician alphabet and was the first alphabetic script to have distinct letters for vowels as well as consonants. While it looks different it is actually the forebear of all european alphabets. Phoenician script was the alphabet used for transliterating the holy bible in hebrew. This page is an introduction to the alphabet of hebrew scripture.
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. Recognizing letters is a basic literacy. Evolution of phoenician into latinwestern scripts and arabiceastern scripts. Gold plates with phoenician.
The greek alphabet went through. 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. 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. In the first year of school pupils are taught to recite the alphabet a writing system in which letters represent phonemes.
Phoenician alphabet mother of modern writing.