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As the origin of Chinese characters in the pictogram, each letter in the English alphabet are tracing a picture of an animal or object shape, these drawings finally evolved into a symbol. But these symbols, and was originally tracing the physical shape of a few similarities. Who could not be sure that these pictographic letters originally exactly represent. Our interpretation can only be scholars based on historical data to make educated guesses. Is generally believed that the Greek letters are all the letters in the West, including the Patriarchs of the Latin alphabet. In fact, the Greek letters borrowed from the Phoenicians there. About 3,000 years ago, in the Phoenician alphabet letters A reading such as aleph, write up the shape of letter V, the middle combined with a cross, on behalf of Lower Ngau Tau or horns. After the Greeks it upside down and write. For the ancient Phoenicians, cattle means wealth, food, clothing, farming without it. Maybe that is A is listed as the first letter of the reason.
And A, the letter B can be traced back to ancient Phoenicia. B at the Phoenician alphabet called beth, on behalf of the housing B, also known as the Hebrew beth, and also with the meaning of the house. The letter B the original shape of the primitive society of two-bedroom houses, the lowercase letter b is later from the capital letters B Evolution. In this West Bank Jewish and Christian holy places called Bethlehem,. Also contains beth ingredients term so far. B been in second place in the alphabet may be enough to live as second in importance only to live for the survival of mankind.
The letter C in the text of the Phoenicians called gimel, on behalf of the camel. The same order in the alphabet and the Greek letter Γ (gamma), the fact of its shaped evolved from the latter. C in Roman numerals 100.
D describe the shape of the arch or door made in the ancient hieroglyph and called daleth in the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew, is the meaning of the “gate”, which is equivalent to the Greek letter Δ (delta).
E is the most used letter in English. Phoenician and Hebrew, hieroglyph of E is a representative of the window, called he, the equivalent of the Greek letter E (epsilon).
F (sixth letter of the English alphabet) from pictographic letters of the Phoenician, the letter shape of today’s English letter Y, on behalf of cork or peg (the peg), in the Phoenician language and hope primary to the name of the language of the waw. The left cheek of the Middle Ages felon (felon) is often marked with the imprint of F as a punishment.
In the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew alphabet, G describe the camel’s head and neck contours pictographic letter, its name gimel. After the Greeks borrowed the symbol Γ (the gamma). In fact, the letter G from the same Phoenician alphabet with the letter C system. The original Latin alphabet table this letter words containing g tone and containing k sound with the letter C for that. After the 3rd century AD, the Romans created According to the C G, since then C represents the k sound, G g sound.
Like other letters, H can also be Latin and Greek alphabet, has been traced back to the Phoenician alphabet. And H corresponding letter in the Phoenician two bars, on behalf of the fence or fence, the letter name of heth or cheth.
Ninth letter I derived from the Phoenician language called yod of the / yodh the pictographic letter, the letter is considered representative of the fingers. Initial lowercase letters is not a little. The point of the above I scribe after the 11th century began with the letter u to distinguish between the letter I write continuously (eg filii) that go together. In addition, in the 19th century, i and j written or printed form are interchangeable, the dictionary is not them as two different letters to right. English Dictionary, “compiled by Samuel Johnson (playwright D critic 6.The) the iambic row in the middle of the jamb and the jangle of these two words. English equivalent of the Greek (iota of).
The letter J is the Shakespeare era (post-Shakespearean times), about 1630, and V and that the two youngest letters in the English alphabet. There is no J or j this letter in the Bible “imperil the English translation of King James I of England enacted in 1611. As G is based on the C, J is derived by I, I, plus a tail composition. However, until the 19th century, I, J written form or in printed form have been interchangeable, not fully to the separation.
The root of the letter K can also be traced back to ancient Phoenician. In the Phoenician alphabet, K is the hieroglyph, the hand of the representative. Hebrew it is called kaph that “the hand (palm).” Greek borrowing was made after the K (kappa). Roman times, guilty of libel on the forehead is marked with the imprint of K and K, on behalf of kalumnia, which is equivalent to the English calumny (slander).
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Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets, L called lamed / lamedh, hieroglyph is said goad (oxgoad) or whip. Greek letter Λ (lambda).
As with other letters, M can also be traced back to ancient Phoenician. The Phoenicians courage exploration, maritime trade and navigation had as far as the coast of Spain. M in the Phoenician alphabet that the wave shape as the open symbols. Hebrew to it called mem, that is, the meaning of “water”. The corresponding letter of the Greek M (mu). Manslaugter) are on the left thumb in the Middle Ages where the prisoners crime (often branded M of the mark. M 1000 (Latin mille) in Roman numerals.
The letter N in the Egyptian hieroglyphics, wavy, called in the Phoenician nun, meaning “fish” and the corresponding letters of the Greek is N (nu).
Many languages have the shape of the O letters, and are representative of the eyes. In the old alphabet O which also added a point, said the pupil. Phoenician O called cayin, meaning “eye” in Old English O called oedel, meaning “home”.
P, the 16 letters of the alphabet in English, the ancient Phoenicians and the Hebrews called pe, meaning “mouth”. The corresponding letters of the Greek Π (pi). The 16th century named Placentius Dominican monk (Dominican friar) write a to entitled Pugna Porcorum, composed of 253 six-tone step verse poetry, poem the first letter of each word are p . This is probably the ancient times and today only.
Q, the 17 letters of English alphabet evolved by 19 pictographic letters of the Phoenician and Hebrew. Q is shaped somewhat like a drooping tail monkeys. No wonder the Phoenician is called the letter qoph means “monkey”. Q behind in English is almost always followed by U, it rarely appears in the suffix, unless it is a foreign language.
R 18 letters of the English alphabet, by 20 pictographic letters of the Phoenician and Hebrew evolved. The Phoenicians called the Resh, meaning “head”. Since Roman times, the R has been called the dog’s letter or snarling letter, because the R meaning the hair resembling a dog’s howl sounds rrrr or gr-RRR. British playwright, poet Ben Johnson (1572-1637) 1636 in his book “foreigners in English grammar (English Grammar Made for the Benefit, of All the Strangers), a book, wrote:” R is the dog’s letter , and hurreth in the sound; the tongue striking the inner palate, with a a trembling about the teeth. “in Shakespeare’s” Romeo and Juliet, “a drama, the nanny of Juliet and Romeo talked about his surname, Romeo and rosemary (rosemary), a commonly associated with the wedding flowers, both the beginning of the letter R, and said R is the dog-name.
Phoenician and Hebrew, S is called shin, / sin, meaning “teeth”, the letter shape looks somewhat like a W, the glyph now it enters the Latin gradually evolved into the The corresponding letters of the Greek sigma (sigma).
From today’s letter T by the pictographic letters of the Phoenician change. Earlier glyph is like now the letter X, called taw, meaning “mark” (mark). This symbol is formed by the corresponding Greek letter T (tau).
The letter U by the letter V derived. For hundreds of years before the 19th century, these two letters, as I and J, has been able to switch to English dictionaries has been no distinction. Such as books published upon the 16th and 17th centuries, often spelled vpon, and have often spelled haue. Even to 1847, the London Henry Washbourne company, published in the English dictionary (A Dictionary of the English Language) still follow this practice.
V is one of the two youngest letters in the English alphabet (another J), since the era of Shakespeare, about 1630. But V at the same time the ancestors of the three letters U, W, Y, F can be derived from V. V originated about 1000 BC Phoenician alphabet 6 pictographic letter, the letter resembles the English letter Y, is called waw, means “cork” or “peg”. After 900 BC, the Greeks borrowed the letter, and thus derived from the two letters, one later evolved into the English alphabet F, and another of the evolution of V and Y. Original regardless of V and U in the 19th century, these two letters may be interchanged. V in Roman numerals.
And U-, Y-, W also increased from V derived, in fact, the W Series V ligatures made, this should be read as a double V- W has been read as a double U-regardless of U and V of the centuries before the 19th century has been and may be interchanged. V both V and U symbols, even if the Offer U is often written as V, such as upon often spelled vpon. Letters of French schools, such as a double V-.
24 letters of the English alphabet, the equivalent of 22 letters of the Greek alphabet X (eng). In fact, by the former Department since the latter, while the latter is derived from a representative of the “fish” in the Phoenician read such as samekh pictographic letters. X in Roman numerals representing the 10, X in the algebra and mathematics is often used to express the unknown. Contemporary Mathematics Arabic from Arabia came to Europe, said “unknown” the shei word be translated xei, so the first letter of X has become the unknowns of the commonly used code. The origin of the letter X, there is a saying: X originally said kissing the pictographic symbol, if the writing, such as the x, looks indeed a bit like two mouths kissing. This interpretation may have come from the folk etymology.
Y can be said to be derived from V, but if the study from the root of Y can be traced to the Greek is called the Pythagorean letter (the letter of Pythagoras) gamma (upsilon). Is often used to indicate that the second unknown in algebra Y.
Z such as Zed read in British English, American English, reading, such as zee, but you read in the Old English izzard. 6 Z derived from the Greek letter Z (the zeta), while the Greek, Z is borrowed from the Phoenician. Z basically means that the Lord of the universe – Zeus.