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Phoenician Alphabet

Post  rosim. on Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:36 pm

The Phoenician alphabet is derived from Egyptian Hieroglyphics and became one of the most widely used writing system spread by Phoenician merchants across the Mediterranean world, where it changed. A modified form of Phoenician, were the ancestor of modern Arabic  writing and Hebrew writing.
The Greek alphabet , such are Latin, some of the letters were changed and were identified by the sounds that each symbol will represent and they all together would make a word. As the letters were originally incised with a stylus, most of the shapes are angular and straight.

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Re: Phoenician Alphabet

Post  isaacbueno.4 on Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:57 am

Rosi this is very interesting, because you talked about where was the alphabet originated from. Something that I didn’t know was that their alphabet came partially from Egyptian symbols and it becomes very useful around the Mediterranean. After a long time Arabic and Hebrew writing came from the Phoenician. Something that you may have mention is that they wrote from right to left. Very Happy

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Alphabet Phoenicians

Post  David Strauss on Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:18 pm

Good Job explaining what the Alphabet come from and its appearance. One thing that you could have put is that it was a consonantal alphabet meaning there is no vowels involved. But other than that, you well explained most things about that Phoenician's alphabet. Very Happy

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The Alphabet

Post  Ophirkes on Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:08 pm

Nicely done Rosi! Fun fact, did you know that the letters in the past Phoenician alphabet are pronounced the same as in the Jewish alphabet present-day? It’s a great thing actually, each symbol had its own sound and it was built of only constants. No vowels at all! This alphabet had 22 letters and was the first real alphabet, meaning that it wasn’t based on pictographs or diagrams that represent images. Isn’t it amazing how we evolved and adapted to our surroundings?!

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Re: Phoenician Alphabet

Post  Alianny on Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:31 pm

It is very interesting to know from where the alphabet that we use now was originated from. When learning about the Phoenicians and Israelites, I learned a lot about the way the world is today. The Phoenicians not only discovered the alphabet, but they were very wealthy because of the things they traded and how they traded it, which was with ships that they made themselves. Very Happy

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