Alphabet FAQs:


Q: Is an alphabet a standard set of letters that is used to write one or more languages based upon the general principle that the letters represent phonemes of the spoken language?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a alphabet still unknown?

A: Yes, and some Armenian and Western scholars believe it was created by Mesrop Mashtots also known as Mesrob the Vartabed,who was an early medieval Armenian linguist, theologian, statesman and hymnologist, best known for inventing the Armenian alphabet c. 405 AD, other Georgian and Western, scholars are against this theory.

Q: Was an alphabet the Greek alphabet?

A: Yes, and which was developed on the basis of the earlier Phoenician alphabet.

Q: Is an alphabet adopted or developed to represent a given language?

A: Yes, and an orthography generally comes into being, providing rules for the spelling of words in that language.

Q: Is an alphabet considered to be the first alphabet?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a alphabet much closer to Greek than the other Caucasian alphabets?

A: Yes.

Q: Are alphabets based?

A: Yes, and these rules will generally map letters of the alphabet to the phonemes of the spoken language.

Q: Is an alphabet a script that is segmental at the phoneme level—that is?

A: Yes, and it has separate glyphs for individual sounds and not for larger units such as syllables or words.

Q: Is an alphabet the ancestor of most modern alphabets?

A: Yes, and including Arabic, Greek, Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and possibly Brahmic.

Q: Was an alphabet the initial script of the liturgical language Old Church Slavonic and became?

A: Yes, and together with the Greek uncial script, the basis of the Cyrillic script.

Q: Was an alphabet created by Sejong the Great?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an alphabet believed to have been created by Saints Cyril and Methodius?

A: Yes, while the Cyrillic alphabet was invented by Clement of Ohrid, who was their disciple.

Q: Were alphabets used for Germanic languages from AD 100 to the late Middle Ages?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an alphabet augmented with ligatures, such as æ in Danish and Icelandic and Ȣ in Algonquian?

A: Yes, by borrowings from other alphabets, such as the thorn þ in Old English and Icelandic, which came from the Futhark runes; and by modifying existing letters, such as the eth ð of Old English and Icelandic, which is a modified d. Other alphabets only use a subset of the Latin alphabet, such as Hawaiian, and Italian, which uses the letters j, k, x, y and w only in foreign words.

Q: Are alphabets usually associated with a standard ordering of letters?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an alphabet the Latin-derived Slovak alphabet which has 46 letters?

A: Yes.