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  Alphabet - MSN Encarta
An alphabet is a 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 was in...
The Cyrillic alphabet (pronounced /səˈrɪlɪk/ ; also called azbuka, from the old name of the first two letters) is actually a family of alphabets, subsets of which are used by...
Because of Roman conquests and the spread of the Latin language, the Roman alphabet became the basic alphabet of all the languages of western Europe.
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 Alphabet - MSN Encarta
Alphabet (from alpha and beta, the first two letters of the Greek alphabet), set of written symbols, each representing a given sound or sounds, which can be variously combined to form all the words of a language.
An alphabet attempts ideally to indicate each separate sound by a separate symbol, although this end is seldom attained, except in the Korean alphabet (the most perfect phonetic system known) and, to a lesser degree, in the Japanese syllabaries.
Because of Roman conquests and the spread of the Latin language, that language’s Roman alphabet became the basic alphabet of all the languages of Western Europe.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565349/Alphabet.html   (1030 words)

  
 Face of Russia: Cyrillic Alphabet
The Cyrillic Alphabet was named for St. Cyril, although there is some dispute as to whether this is the alphabet he invented or not.
In Russia, Cyrillic was first written in the early Middle Ages in clear-cut, legible ustav (large letters).
Further unnecessary letters were expunged in 1918, leaving the alphabet as it is today—still in use in many Slavic Orthodox countries.
www.pbs.org /weta/faceofrussia/reference/cyrillic.html   (147 words)

  
  Cyrillic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The layout of the alphabet is derived from the early Cyrillic alphabet, itself a derivative of the Glagolitic alphabet, a ninth century uncial cursive usually credited to two brothers from Thessaloniki, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.
Cyrillic uppercase and lowercase letter-forms are not as differentiated as in Latin typography.
The Cyrillic alphabet was used for the Azerbaijani language from 1939 to 1991.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cyrillic_alphabet   (3197 words)

  
 Cyrillic alphabet at AllExperts
The layout of the alphabet is derived from the early Cyrillic alphabet, itself a derivative of the Glagolitic alphabet, a ninth century uncial cursive usually credited to two brothers from Thessaloniki, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.
The theory is supported by the fact that the Cyrillic alphabet almost completely replaced the Glagolitic in northeastern Bulgaria as early as the end of the tenth century, whereas the Ohrid Literary Schoolâ€"where Saint Clement workedâ€"continued to use the Glagolitic until the twelfth century.
Cyrillic uppercase and lowercase letter-forms are not as differentiated as in Latin typography.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/cy/cyrillic_alphabet.htm   (3303 words)

  
 Cyrillic alphabet - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The theory is further supported by the fact that the Cyrillic alphabet replaced almost completely the Glagolitic one in northeastern Bulgaria as early as the end of the 10th century, whereas the Ohrid Literary School—where Saint Clement worked—continued to use the Glagolitic alphabet until the 12th century.
Although Cyril is almost certainly not the author of the Cyrillic alphabet, his contributions to Glagolitic alphabet and hence to the Cyrillic alphabet are still recognised, as the latter is named after him.
Cyrillic upper- and lowercase letter-forms are not as differentiated as in Latin typography.
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 Early Cyrillic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original Cyrillic alphabet was a writing system developed in the First Bulgarian Empire in the tenth century to write the Old Church Slavonic liturgical language.
Cyril, a missionary who, along with his brother, Methodius, is credited for inventing the Glagolitic alphabet, an earlier Slavic alphabet and an influence on this one.
Variations of the Cyrillic alphabet are used to write languages throughout Eastern Europe and Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_Cyrillic_alphabet   (634 words)

  
 Istria on the Internet - Linguistics - Glagolitic
Cyril is credited with having invented or adapted a special alphabet which now bears his name (Cyrillic) in order to express the sounds of the Slavonic language, as spoken by the Bulgars and Moravians of his day.
Cyril invented his alphabet for the Slavonic language there existed certain runes or native characters in which the southern dialect of the language was committed to writing.
Cyril and Methodius, so that in the course of time among the Slavic peoples the southern Slavonic written in Glagolitic letters became the language of the Roman Rite, while the northern Slavonic written in Cyrillic letters was the language of the Greek Rite.
www.istrianet.org /istria/linguistics/glagolitic/glago-history.htm   (1388 words)

  
 Bulgarian alphabet | Bulgaria
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed traditionally to Sts.
From Bulgaria, the cultural center of the medieval Slavs, the Cyrillic alphabet spread to the neighboring countries, such as Serbia, and to the far-lying Eastern Slavs, the Russians, the Ukrainians, and the Belarussians.
Cyril and Methodius were from the city of Thessaloniki, they chose the dialect of the Bulgarian Slavic tribes residing in the area as the foundation for the creation of the new alphabet.
www.kirildouhalov.net /language/alphabet.html   (450 words)

  
 Cyrillic alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The layout of the alphabet is derived from the early Cyrillic alphabet, itself a derivative of the Glagolitic alphabet, a ninth century uncial cursive usually credited to two Byzantine monk brothers from Thessaloniki, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.
The Rusyn language is spoken by the Lemko Rusyns in Transcarpathian Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, and the Pannonian Rusyns in Serbia.
The Cyrillic alphabet is still used most often for the Uzbek language, although the government has adopted a version of the Latin alphabet to replace it.
www.tocatch.info /en/Azbuka.htm   (3626 words)

  
 Cyrillic alphabet information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The plan of the alphabet is derived from the early Cyrillic alphabet, itself a derivative of the Glagolitic alphabet, a ninth century uncial cursive usually credited to two brothers from Thessaloniki, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.
The alphabet was disseminated along with the Old Church Slavonic liturgical language, and the alphabet used for modern Church Slavonic language in Eastern Orthodox rites still resembles early Cyrillic.
The Cyrillic alphabet was used for the Uzbek language from 1940 to 1992.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Cyrillic_alphabet   (2973 words)

  
 alphabet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
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.
www.bartleby.com /65/al/alphabet.html   (385 words)

  
 The Old Slavic Alphabet and Pronunciation
The Old Slavic or Cyrillic alphabet is traditionally ascribed to St. Cyril (827-869) who was was sent together with his brother Methodius on a mission by the Byzantine empire to evangelize the Slavs of Great Moravia in their own language.
Some scholars believe that St. Cyril invented the Cyrillic alphabet also, but did not use it during his mission in Greater Moravia lest be accused in promoting the Byzantine influence in an area of enhanced Latin-German interests.
From Bulgaria the Cyrillic alphabet spread to Serbia, Russia and the Rumanian principalities (Wallachia and Moldova); in the latter two countries it was used till 1861, when the Latin alphabet was introduced.
www.orbilat.com /General_References/Alphabets/The_Old_Slavic_Alphabet_and_Pronunciation.html   (537 words)

  
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The appeal says that the Cyrillic alphabet is disappearing from the public and cultural life in Serbia and Montenegro.
The eponymous Cyrillic alphabet, which was based on the Greek uncial writing of the 9th century, has been traditionally attributed to Cyril's work.
However, it is unclear whether Cyril himself was the originator of the script or whether his later followers may have devised it.
www.lycos.com /info/cyrillic-alphabet--letters.html   (593 words)

  
 Welkya - The Creation of the Slav Script - Part2   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Greek alphabet was derived from the Phoenician, the Etruscan from the Greek, the Latin from the Etruscan and Greek, the German Gothic from the Latin, the Old Bulgarian Cyrillic from the Greek and a similar origin was also sought for the Glagolitic alphabet.
The Cyrillic alphabet is one containing all the letters of the Greek alphabet, unaltered or modified; new letters were created only for the sounds, which were unknown in Greek speech.
The hypothesis that the Cyrillic alphabet was the work of Clement of Ohrid is based on a passage from Clement’s brief Life, where the writer says that Clement invented "clearer symbols for the letters than were known to the very wise’ Cyril".
www.bulgaria.com /welkya/kritika/slave2.html   (2448 words)

  
 New-Alphabet Disease? by Toby Lester
Though in most parts of the world this changing of alphabets might seem a bizarre form of cultural torture, for Azerbaijanis it is nothing new: they have changed alphabets twice before in this century -- from Arabic to Latin (in the 1920s) and from Latin to Cyrillic (in the 1930s).
The writing on paper money is all in the new Latin alphabet; vehicle license plates appear to be issued in Cyrillic or Latin letters at random; buses advertise their destinations sometimes in Cyrillic, sometimes in Latin, sometimes in both alphabets.
Nevertheless, on December 25, 1991, the Azerbaijani parliament passed a decree (written in Cyrillic letters) mandating a switch from the Cyrillic alphabet -- which the decree referred to as a "historical injustice" introduced "despite the people's will" and as a "continuation of the mass repressions of the 1930s" -- to a thirty-two-letter Latin alphabet.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/97jul/alphabet.htm   (3256 words)

  
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You have to translate that character into the equivalent English alphabet according to the Latin Transliteration method that is used from the Russian language for English speakers.
Unlike the English alphabet which almost always combines two sounds for each letter (stop and think about it; a letter such as "C" is actually pronounced as "s" and a long "e"), most letters of the Bulgarian alphabet have a single sound and for that reason are pronounced very short.
Traditionally, the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed to Saint Cyril and his brother Methodius who evangelized the Southern Slavs in the middle of the 9th century AD.
www.lycos.com /info/cyrillic-alphabet.html   (561 words)

  
 Bulgarian (and Russian) Cyrillic Fonts
Cyril and Methodius spread the old Bulgarian (old Slavonic) language and culture throughout Eastern Europe, including Russian and Rumanian lands.
Cyril and Methodius developed an earlier version of the Slav script called Glagolitsa, it was St.
Cyril and Methodius and their discliples, the Slav script, and the Bulgarian culture.
www.b-info.com /places/Bulgaria/cyr   (656 words)

  
 The Cyrillic Alphabet
Cyrillic characters in Tatarstan are due to be phased out in 2011.
The key to this is the new Turkish alphabet based on the Latin script." In 1928, he replaced the cumbersome Arabic script with a Latinized version of Turkish.
Cyrillic characters were introduced "in the next version".
www.ocnus.net /artman2/publish/Research_11/The_Cyrillic_Alphabet.shtml   (1091 words)

  
 Cyrillic Alphabet
The layout of the alphabet is derived from the early Cyrillic alphabet, itself a derivative of the Glagolitic alphabet (is the oldest known Slavic alphabet), a ninth century uncial cursive usually credited to two Byzantine monk brothers from Thessaloniki, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.
The theory is supported by the fact that the Cyrillic alphabet almost completely replaced the Glagolitic in northeastern Bulgaria as early as the end of the tenth century, whereas the Ohrid Literary School—where Saint Clement worked—continued to use the Glagolitic until the twelfth century.
Although Cyril is almost certainly not the author of the Cyrillic alphabet, his contributions to the Glagolitic and hence to the Cyrillic alphabet are still recognised, as the latter is named after him.
www.tandem-travel.com /interesting-facts/cyrillic-alphabet.php   (670 words)

  
 Grapes Unlimited
Cyrillic is one of two ancient Slavic alphabets that were invented, according to manuscripts, by St.
Many symbols of the alphabet were added in vain, for there were no sounds for them in Slavic.
The Cyrillic alphabet appears difficult to get the hang of at first, but in the case of Bulgarian it is almost
www.grapesunlimited.com /cyrillic.html   (1115 words)

  
 The Cyrillic Alphabet
The best Cyrillic search engine for users in "non-Cyrillic" countries, is therefore perhaps Yandex, were a "keyboard" on the screen allows you to write in Cyrillic letters without cutting and pasting.
Below is an overview of the Cyrillic Alphabet, an alphabet named after the Greek missionary Cyrill, who contributed to the christening of Russia during the 9th century.
Cyrill, and his brother Method, a christian missionary as well, based their alphabet on the Greek alphabet.
www.home.no /migreg/engelsk/Cyrillic.html   (1416 words)

  
 History and development of the Cyrillic alphabet
The Cyrillic alphabet is named after St. Cyril, a missionary from Byzantium.
The Cyrillic alphabet achieved its current form in 1708 during the reign of Peter the Great.
Four letters were eliminated from the alphabet in a 1917/18 reform.
omniglot.com /writing/cyrillic.htm   (251 words)

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