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  Gothic alphabet
Gothic was originally written with a Runic alphabet about which little is known.
The Gothic alphabet was invented around middle the 4th century AD by Bishop Wulfila (311-383 AD), the religious leader of the Visigoths, to provide his people with a written language and a means of reading his translation of the Bible.
Gothic, an extinct East Germanic language which was spoken in parts of the Crimea up until the 17th century.
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  Gothic alphabet - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Gothic alphabet is the script used to write the native language of Goths.
While one might expect the Goths of today to expedite their paranoia/angst distribution efforts by displaying the mystical Gothic alphabet in their travels, such is not the case.
It is unclear whether the Gothic alphabet will continue to be utilized by Goths for their own disturbing purposes, or if it will be exposed for the bizzare, paranoia-inducing phenomenon it is. Until then, the reader is warned to pursue any research into this topic with extreme caution.
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 Gothic Alphabet
The Gothic alphabet was used in all manuscripts written in Gothic and found in Europe.
It is traditionally believed that the Gothic alphabet's 27 letters, consisting of 25 modified Greek symbols and 2 runes, were invented by bishop Wulfila, also known as Ulfilas (311-383), a Greek missionary responsible for the conversion of the Goths to Christianity.
The Gothic alphabet continued this tradition, and so in the case of Gothic, the first row of letters have numeric values of 1 to 9, the second row from 10 to 90, and the third row from 100 to 900.
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  Alphabet - MSN Encarta
Some alphabets, however, were constructed for languages previously unwritten, or for nations hitherto using alphabets of foreign origin.
Another early effort was Gothic, an alphabet devised for the now extinct Germanic Gothic language by bishop Ulfilas in the 4th century.
The Roman alphabet for writing Vietnamese was devised by French and Portuguese Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century and was used along with the Chinese alphabet for many years.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: History of the alphabet
The Aramaic alphabet, which evolved from the Phoenician in the 7th century BC as the official script of the Persian Empire, appears to be the ancestor of nearly all the modern alphabets of Asia: The Aramaic alphabet is an abjad alphabet designed for writing the Aramaic language.
The Proto-Canaanite alphabet is the linear (, non-Cuneiform) abjad of twenty-plus acrophonic glyphs.
And while manual alphabets are a direct continuation of the local written alphabet (both the British two-handed and the French/American one-handed alphabets retain the forms of the Latin alphabet, as the Indian manual alphabet does Devanagari, and the Korean does Hangul), Braille, semaphore, maritime signal flags, and the Morse codes are essentially arbitrary geometric forms.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Old Italic alphabet
The alphabets derive from Euboean Greek Cumaean alphabet, used at Ischia and Cumae in the Bay of Naples in the eighth century BC.
This classical alphabet remained in use until the 2nd century BC when it began to be contaminated by the rise of the Latin alphabet.
It is generally held that the Latins adopted the western variant of the Greek alphabet in the 7th century BC from Cumae, a Greek colony in southern Italy.
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 Gothic alphabet - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Gothic alphabet is an alphabetic writing system attributed by Philostorgius to Wulfila, used exclusively for writing the ancient Gothic language.
Representation of the Gothic alphabet surrounding its inventor Ulfilas.
The Gothic alphabet is encoded in Unicode in the range U+10330–U+1034F.
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Blackletter typefaces for the Latin alphabet are sometimes referred to as "Gothic script".
The Gothic alphabet is an alphabetic writing system attributed by Philostorgius to Wulfila, used exclusively for writing the ancient Gothic language.
It appears to be derived from the Greek alphabet with some borrowings from the Latin one.
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 Learn more about Gothic alphabet in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was probably Bishop Ulfilas who created the Gothic letters in order to produce a translation of the Bible into the Gothic language.
Wimmer (1887), Gutenbrunner (1950), Mossé (1950) however all agree that the Gothic alphabet must be viewed as a synthesis of two traditions, namely the "latino-graeca" and the "runo-graeca" (ibid.) Most letters are seen as Greek by the majority of scholars, but the origin of some letters, e.g.
Actually, the Greek alphabet had no letter for /j/ and there was no /j/ in the Greek of that time, and the Latin letter I stood for /i/ as well as /j/.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Runic alphabet
Theories of the existence of separate Gothic runes have been advanced, even identifying them as the original alphabet from which the Futhark were derived, but these have little support in actual findings (mainly the spearhead of Kovel, with its right-to-left inscription, its T-shaped tiwaz and its rectangular dagaz).
The letters of the Gothic alphabet, however, as given by the Alcuin manuscript (9th century), are obviously related to the names of the Futhark.
The alphabet is traditionally called "Marcomannic runes", but it has no connection with the Marcomanni and is rather an attempt of Carolingian scholars to represent all letters of the Latin alphabets with runic equivalents.
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