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  Ancient Scripts: Alphabet
This alphabet, though, eventually disappeared from the mainstream, and survived as the Samaritan script.
In Israel, it became the "Jewish" alphabet, the direct descendant of which is the modern Hebrew alphabet.
Traditionally the Greeks held that their alphabet was derived from the Phoenician alphabet, and many scholars agree with this as well.
www.ancientscripts.com /alphabet.html   (1403 words)

  Phoenician Alphabet
The Phoenician alphabetic script of 22 letters was used at Byblos as early as the 15th century B.C. This method of writing, later adopted by the Greeks, is the ancestor of the modern Roman alphabet.
All the European alphabets are descendants of the Phoenician, and all the Asiatic alphabets are descendants of the Aramaic variants of the Phoenician.
Phoenician alphabet is the ancestor of the Greek alphabet and, hence, of all Western alphabets.
phoenicia.org /alphabet.html   (3225 words)

 Ancient Scripts: Greek
The Greeks were the first Europeans to learn to write with an alphabet, and from them writing was brought to the rest of Europe, eventually leading down to all modern European alphabets.
From the shape of the letters, it is clear that the Greeks adopted the alphabet the Phoenician script, mostly like during the late 9th century BCE.
Eventually the Ionian alphabet was adopted in all Greek-speaking states, but before that happened, the Euboean variant was carried to the Italic peninsula and adopted by Etruscan and eventually the Romans.
www.ancientscripts.com /greek.html   (489 words)

 Judaism 101: Hebrew Alphabet
The Hebrew alphabet is often called the "alefbet," because of its first two letters.
But there was once another way of writing the alphabet that the rabbis called K'tav Ivri, which means "Hebrew Script." Many examples of this ancient way of writing the Hebrew alphabet has been found by archaeologists: on coins and other artifacts.
The names of the letters, the order of the letters, and the numerical value of the letters are apparently the same in both K'tav Ashuri and K'tav Ivri; thus, any religious significance that would be found in the numerical value of words or the sequence of the alphabet is the same in both scripts.
www.jewfaq.org /alephbet.htm   (2275 words)

 Teaching the alphabet using printable Reading A-Z worksheets
The alphabetic principle teaches that spoken language is represented by written words that are made up of varying combinations of letters, and that these letters and combinations of them make up all of the sounds in spoken language.
Alphabet books are also a good way to expose children to vocabulary words.
Alphabet Chants are fun and amusing one-page alliterative rhymes for each letter of the alphabet that help children with naming and with learning the alphabet.
www.readinga-z.com /alphabet/index.html   (497 words)

  Alphabet Lesson Plans
Alphabet Battle- Students will get exposure to the placement of the letters of the alphabet in relation to all the other letters of the alphabet.
Alphabet Letters- Students will be able to recognize, identify and write the letters of the alphabet, with mastery of the letter C in this lesson.
Alphabet Line-up- The students will be able to put the letters of the alphabet in the correct order.
www.teach-nology.com /teachers/lesson_plans/language_arts/alphabet   (450 words)

  Alphabet - MSN Encarta
Alphabets are the most common type of writing in the world today.
The first alphabet was probably developed at least 3,500 years ago by people who lived on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and spoke a Semitic language.
The Korean alphabet, which was invented by scholars in the mid-1400s, most completely achieves the ideal of one symbol for one sound (see Korean Language).
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  Alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "alphabet" itself is popularly believed to come from alpha and beta, the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, but some etymologists argue that instead the word derives from aleph and bet, the first two letters of the Phoenician alphabet (an abjad) which later gave rise to the Hebrew alphabet.
The term "alphabet" is used by linguists and paleographers in a wider and a narrower sense.
The earliest known alphabet in the wider sense is the Wadi el-Hol script, believed to be an abjad, which through its successor Phoenician became the ancestor of or inspiration for all later alphabets; the first alphabet in the narrower sense was the Greek alphabet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alphabet   (2648 words)

An alphabet is a complete standardized set of letters — basic written symbols — each of which roughly represents a phoneme of a spoken language, either as it exists now or as it may have been in the past.
Notable exceptions are the Braille alphabet, Morse code and the cuneiform alphabet of the ancient city of Ugarit.
The first alphabet in the wider sense was the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, an abjad, which through its successor Phoenician became the ancestor of all later alphabets.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/al/alphabet.html   (2275 words)

 Armenian alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Armenian alphabet is an alphabet used for writing the Armenian language.
The Armenian alphabet was created by Saint Mesrop Mashtots in AD Various scripts have been credited with being the prototype for the Armenian alphabet, including Pahlavi, Syriac, and Phoenician.
The Armenian alphabet was also used alongside the Arabic alphabet on official documents of the Ottoman Empire, but was written in the Ottoman language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Armenian_alphabet   (1144 words)

 AllRefer.com - alphabet (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The precursors of the alphabet were the iconographic and ideographic writing of ancient man, such as wall paintings, cuneiform, and the hieroglyphic writing of the Egyptians.
The alphabet of modern Western Europe is the Roman alphabet, the base of most alphabets used for the newly written languages of Africa and America, as well as for scientific alphabets.
Two European alphabets of the late Roman era were the runes and the ogham.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/alphabet.html   (439 words)

It is proposed that the alphabet originated in an intellectual sequence similar to that followed by Alexander Bell and Henry Sweet in constructing their Visible and Organic Alphabets.The originator of the alphabet used the same kind of introspective analysis of his own speech sounds and of the manner in which they were articulated.
What made the alphabet ultimately successful was the selection of the forms of the characters and the limitation of the number of distinct sounds which the characters represented (omitting all the refinements of vowel and consonantal sounds which modern phonetics has identified).
As the forms of the alphabet settled down and as any awareness of articulatory origin of the characters was lost, the alignment of the letter was systematised and perhaps in some cases adjusted to increase the distinctiveness of the characters, for example, between Greek lambda and gamma.
www.percepp.demon.co.uk /alphabet.htm   (8536 words)

 Discovery of Egyptian Inscriptions Indicates an Earlier Date for Origin of the Alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first experiments with alphabet thus appeared to be the work of Semitic people living deep in Egypt, not in their homelands in the Syria-Palestine region, as had been thought.
Alphabetic writing emerged as a kind of shorthand by which fewer than 30 symbols, each one representing a single sound, could be combined to form words for a wide variety of ideas and things.
Although it is still possible that the Semites took the alphabet idea with them to Egypt, Dr. McCarter of Johns Hopkins said that the considerable evidence of Egyptian symbols and the absence of any contemporary writing of a similar nature anywhere in the Syria-Palestine lands made this unlikely.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/alphorg.htm   (1279 words)

 Alphabet: The Fantastic Game About the Alphabet
Alphabet is a colorful and creative celebration of the alphabet, and is unique in the computer software market.
Alphabet is an acrobatic circus that challenges every possible sound and shape of the 26 letters.
Alphabet is the most enchanting, delightful approach to learning the alphabet you will ever experience.
www.gtpcc.org /gtpcc/alphabet.htm   (1742 words)

 Alphabet - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The alphabet was invented and put into soup in 1066 by Vanna White to satisfy the hunger of her evil Mongolian overlord Pat Sajak.
Due to a horrendous accident in the middle east, the Arabic alphabet actually consists of the doodles of a bored clerk in a storage facilty where the Gutenberg press was being held due to customs forms being filled out incorrectly.
In the recent rise of gambling, the Alphabet is a nickname used to reffer to a person's primary wager, while the Betabet was their secondary wager.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Alphabet   (1290 words)

 Alphabet Activities
Alphabet Chorus: 2 or more students are needed for this activity.
Student is led to find the first letter of the alphabet (A) and place it on the arc at the bottom of the mat.
Then the student is led to find and place each letter of the alphabet on the arc on the mat on top of the matching letter.
www.alphabetmats.com /activities.html   (3147 words)

 Armenian Alphabet - Armeniapedia.org
Armenian Alphabet Monument at outskirts of Oshakan Village.
All known alphabets are derived ultimately from the letterforms of the Phoenicians, but Eastern writing tends more toward the horizontal while Western alphabets emphasize the vertical.
One measure of the alphabet's success is the fact that there have been few changes in the letters or in the spelling of words since Mashtots created it in the fifth century.
www.armeniapedia.org /index.php?title=Armenian_Alphabet   (1664 words)

 Find the Alphabet @ StardustMemories.com (Stardust Memories)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Find the alphabet is a car game to occupy passengers, typically children, on long journeys.
The passengers divide into two teams, left and right, with any odd passenger going to assist the driver's team since the driver should be concentrating on the road.
Each team tries to find the letters of the alphabet, in the correct order, on signs on 'their' side of the road.
www.stardustmemories.com /encyclopedia/Find_the_alphabet   (216 words)

 alphabet - Inger Christensen
It is an alphabetical sequence: each of the fourteen sections essentially begins with a successive letter of the alphabet, from A through N, with that letter then often dominating the section.
alphabet is a poem that both basks in the wonder of the world and nature, and is keenly aware of the man-made threats to it.
"alphabets exist", and at least these building blocks allow for some sense of order in an overwhelming world.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/dansk/christi.htm   (496 words)

 Billy Bear's Alphabet Game
This is a warm up for the other alphabet lessons.
includes two parts, the letters and pictures from alphabet lesson one, and pick the pictures that start with each letter.
Alphabet lessons one, two and three should be done before this lesson.
www.billybear4kids.com /games/online/alphabet/abc.htm   (109 words)

 Amazon.com: Alphabet: Software   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alphabet is designed for both PC and Macintosh users, and folks with microphones will enjoy the interactive audio element that allows them to blow letters across the screen or frighten poor i even more by shouting.
This alphabet's main strength is that it doesn't spell things out--explorers must discover the magic on their own.
For children learning the English alphabet I think the A should be called just A and the Z should be called the proper English pronunciation of Z. If this was a foreign language program then I could understand teaching different names or pronunciations for the letters of the alphabet...
www.amazon.com /Viva-Media-26752-Alphabet/dp/B000056WJY   (2357 words)

 Phoenetic Alphabet
A phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone.
This practice helps to prevent confusion between similar sounding letters, such as "m" and "n", and to clarify communications that may be garbled during transmission.
Both the meanings of the flags (the letter which they represent) and their names (which make up the phonetic alphabet) were selected by international agreement.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq101-1.htm   (280 words)

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