How many alphabets are there in the world?

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How many alphabets are there in the world?

Linguistic History:

The modern English word 'alphabet' is actually a composite of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet (alpha and beta). Alphabets are used to list all the letters within a given language.

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Nobody knows exactly how many alphabets exist in the world, but estimates range somewhere between 200-400. Languages are fluid entities, and they come...

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History of the Alphabet: From Cuneiform to Greek Writing

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Cuneiform writing, which first appeared in 3,500 BCE, eventually evolved into the much easier-to-read Greek alphabet. Learn about the history of the alphabet, the problems of cuneiform, and how the Greeks created vowels to write poetry and improve readability.


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