10 Facts About Greek letter


Greek letter alphabet is the ancestor of the Latin and Cyrillic scripts.

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In both Ancient and Modern Greek, the letters of the Greek alphabet have fairly stable and consistent symbol-to-sound mappings, making pronunciation of words largely predictable.

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Several Greek letter combinations have special conventional sound values different from those of their single components.

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The form in which classical Greek letter names are conventionally rendered in English goes back to the way Greek letter loanwords were incorporated into Latin in antiquity.

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Greek letter was originally written predominantly from right to left, just like Phoenician, but scribes could freely alternate between directions.

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Individual Greek letter shapes were mirrored depending on the writing direction of the current line.

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Classical twenty-four-letter alphabet that is used to represent the Greek language was originally the local alphabet of Ionia.

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Between Ancient and Modern Greek letter, they have remained largely unchanged, except that their pronunciation has followed regular sound changes along with other words.

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Apart from the daughter alphabets listed above, which were adapted from Greek letter but developed into separate writing systems, the Greek letter alphabet has been adopted at various times and in various places to write other languages.

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Greek letter symbols are used as symbols in mathematics, physics and other sciences.

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