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Alphabet - Latin and English Differences in the Alphabet

Alphabet Differences Between Latin and English


The Greeks created the alphabet as a modification of the aleph-bet, consonantal "alphabet" of the West Semitic peoples, and passed it on to inhabitants of the Italic peninsula. These people gave the Greek alphabet the characteristic form we think of as the alphabet. In early Rome, the letters were:
A B C D E F H I K L M N O P Q R S T V X.

The Roman alphabet in Classical times consisted of the following letters:

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T V X Y Z.
Y and Z were added in the first century B.C.*
Today we have 3 additional letters in our alphabet:
J, U, W
The Romans had used I for I and J, and V for U and V.

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* "Transliteration or Transcription of Greek," by Gerald P. Verbrugghe. The Classical World, Vol. 92, No. 6 (Jul. - Aug., 1999), pp. 499-511.

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