Phoenician Alphabet | 1050 BC

Phoenician Alphabet

Greek Alphabet

Roman Alphabet

The Phoenician alphabet was successful because of the trading culture of the phoenician merchants. This trading culture helped spread the alphabet to other areas and cultures. A social structure describes the pattern of a civilization and how different aspects of culture contribute to the unity of the civilization. The Roman alphabet is the base of most languages used all around the world today. All three alphabets (Phoenician, Greek, and Roman) are based off of each other. The Phoenician alphabet was based on representations of sound. The Greek alphabet adapted from he phoenician letterforms. This alphabet then gave way to other languages and became the base of the Roman alphabet which is used by most today. Minuscule/ lowercase letters came around the 8th century and originated in western europe.

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~ by laurabuffa on March 2, 2011.

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