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The English alphabet was formed when the Romans invaded Anglo-Saxon England. The Anglo-Saxons already had a runic alphabet with their Old English but quickly absorbed the Latin. Anglo-Saxon Old English was comprised of runes, or symbols for sounds, much like the Latin alphabet so it was easy for them to combine.

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The word "Alphabet" came from Greece. If you look at The Ancient Greece's Alphabet it looks like ours. That's because America copied it! Ancient Greece called "Alphabet", "Alphabeta". They called that because Alpha was the 1st word letter in their Alphabet and Beta was the 2nd letter of their Alphabet.

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from the Greek alphabet starting alpha, beta

It comes from the first three letters of the Phoenician alphabet (which are still the first three letters of the Arabic alphabet): Aliph, Beh, Teh. The Phoenician alphabet was the first to represent phonetic sounds. This alphabet spread through trade and contact with the Greeks who adopted and modified it to add vowel sounds which were lacking from the Phoenician script. Hence the Greek Alpha, Beta derives from the original Phoenician.

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From the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha beta

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The first entirely phonetic writing system was developed by the Phoenicians sometime prior to 1050 BCE. It had 22 consonants and no vowels.

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From the first two letters in the Greek alphabet - Alpha and Beta.

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Which country does the word 'alphabet' originate from?

Alphabet is Ancient Greek. It comes from the Greek word "Alphabetos". Alpha is the Greek letter for A. Beta is the Greek letter for B.


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No influence whatsoever, apart from the fact that modern alphabets originate from the Phoenician alphabet. The Greeks modelled their alphabet on that of the Phoenicians. The Latins adopted and adapted the western Greek alphabet. We use an adapted form of the Latin alphabet.


How many letters are in the greek word alphabet?

The Greek word "alphabet" has 8 letters.


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A transliteration is a representation of a word using a different alphabet than its alphabet of origin. So you would need to specify what alphabet you want this word transliterated into.


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