What is an alphabet?

By | May 26, 2017

Alphabets are a standard set of letters or symbols in a fixed order that are used to write one or more languages based on a general principle that the letter represents phenomes of the spoken language. The word alphabet has been derived from the Late Latin word alphabetum, from Greek Alpha and the first two letters of the Greek alphabet. This is in distinction with the other kind of writing systems like syllabaries and logographic in which the character represents a word, morpheme or semantic unit. An alphabet represents both vowels and consonants as the letters equally. The Latin alphabet is popularly in use in today’s world.