It is unknown whether the earliest alphabets had a defined sequence. It is the largest true alphabet where each letter is graphically independent with 33 letters. Origins of the alphabet are still unknown, some Armenian and Western scholars believe it was created by Mesrop Mashtots Armenian: For tonal languagesfurther classification can be based on their treatment of tone, though names do not yet exist to distinguish the various types.
However, Hawaiian Braille has only 13 letters.
In accordance with the principle on which alphabets are based, these rules will generally map letters of the alphabet to the phonemes significant sounds of the spoken language.
Even English has general, albeit complex, rules that predict pronunciation from spelling, and these rules are successful most of the time; rules to predict spelling from the pronunciation have a higher failure rate. A language may represent a given phoneme by a combination of letters rather than just a single letter.
In alphabets in the narrow sense, on the other hand, consonants and vowels are written as independent letters. The Armenian alphabet Armenian: Phonemic orthography When an alphabet is adopted or developed to represent a given language, an orthography generally comes into being, providing rules for the spelling of words in that language.
These three differ from each other in the way they treat vowels: For example, a comma-shaped letter represented g, d, y, k, or j.
The pronunciation of a language often evolves independently of its writing system, and writing systems have been borrowed for languages they were not designed for, so the degree to which letters of an alphabet correspond to phonemes of a language varies greatly from one language to another and even within a single language.
In the narrower sense, some scholars distinguish "true" alphabets from two other types of segmental script, abjads and abugidas.
These can range from simple spelling changes and word forms to switching the entire writing system itself, as when Turkey switched from the Arabic alphabet to a Latin-based Turkish alphabet. While Rotokas has a small alphabet because it has few phonemes to represent just elevenBook Pahlavi was small because many letters had been conflated—that is, the graphic distinctions had been lost over time, and diacritics were not developed to compensate for this as they were in Arabicanother script that lost many of its distinct letter shapes.
In later Pahlavi papyriup to half of the remaining graphic distinctions of these twelve letters were lost, and the script could no longer be read as a sequence of letters at all, but instead each word had to be learned as a whole—that is, they had become logograms as in Egyptian Demotic.
However, a dozen Ugaritic tablets from the fourteenth century BC preserve the alphabet in two sequences. Strictly speaking, these national languages lack a word corresponding to the verb "to spell" meaning to split a word into its lettersthe closest match being a verb meaning to split a word into its syllables.
For English, this is partly because the Great Vowel Shift occurred after the orthography was established, and because English has acquired a large number of loanwords at different times, retaining their original spelling at varying levels.
Different dialects of a language may use different phonemes for the same word. Kabardian also uses a tetragraph for one of its phonemes, namely "". This organization is used in Southeast Asia, Tibet, Korean hanguland even Japanese kanawhich is not an alphabet.
The largest alphabets in the narrow sense include Kabardian and Abkhaz for Cyrillicwith 58 and 56 letters, respectively, and Slovak for the Latin scriptwith The names were abandoned in Latinwhich instead referred to the letters by adding a vowel usually e before or after the consonant; the two exceptions were Y and Zwhich were borrowed from the Greek alphabet rather than Etruscan, and were known as Y Graeca "Greek Y" pronounced I Graeca "Greek I" and zeta from Greek —this discrepancy was inherited by many European languages, as in the term zed for Z in all forms of English other than American English.
Some national languages like FinnishTurkishRussianSerbo-Croatian SerbianCroatian and Bosnian and Bulgarian have a very regular spelling system with a nearly one-to-one correspondence between letters and phonemes.
This is the case for Vietnamese a true alphabet and Thai an abugida. The standard system of symbols used by linguists to represent sounds in any language, independently of orthography, is called the International Phonetic Alphabet.
On the other hand, the Phagspa script of the Mongol Empire was based closely on the Tibetan abugidabut all vowel marks were written after the preceding consonant rather than as diacritic marks. The Georgian alphabet is much closer to Greek than the other Caucasian alphabets.
In Cyrillic originally the letters were given names based on Slavic words; this was later abandoned as well in favor of a system similar to that used in Latin.Free lessons to teach kids and adults how to write alphabets, numbers, sentences, bible school, scriptures, and even their name!
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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. This is in contrast to other types of writing systems, such as syllabaries (in which each character represents a syllable) and logographies (in which each character.
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