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20 Letters of Latin

20 Letters of Latin
 
inventory: Standard Greek Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ϝ Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ϻ Ϙ Ρ Σ Τ Υ – Φ Χ Ψ Ω Euboean Greek Greek Alpha 03.svg Greek Beta 13.svg Greek Gamma pointed.svg Greek Delta 04.svg Greek Epsilon archaic.svg Greek Digamma oblique.svg Greek Zeta archaic.svg Greek Eta archaic.svg Greek Theta archaic.svg Greek Iota normal.svg Greek Kappa normal.svg Greek Lambda Athenean.svg Greek Mu archaic.svg Greek Nu archaic.svgGreek Omicron normal.svg Greek Pi rounded.svg Greek San 02.svg Greek Koppa normal.svg Greek Rho 03.svg Greek Sigma Z-shaped.svg Greek Tau normal.svg Greek Upsilon V-shaped.svg Greek Chi normal.svg Greek Phi normal.svg Greek Psi straight.svg – – Latin A B C/G D E F – H – I K L M N – O P – Q R S T V X – – – –
 
In 7th Century before Christ had taken place the assumption of the old-Greek (west Greek) writing by the Etruscan. The recording of their oldest alphabet (26 letters) is to be seen on the edge of the blackboard of "Marsiliana". This was the used up to the end of Etruscan power around 400 before Christ. Latin alphabet was derived and developed from Etrusc. Earliest certifications are the gold clip from "Praeneste", a gravestone of the forum Romanum and the marked "Duenos vase" around 7./6. Century before Christ. Latin writing was first right-to-left, then boustrophedon, finally left-to-right. It contained initially 20 letters (A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X). After the conquest of Greece the inflow of strange words strengthened. Three further indications were introduced (G, Y, Z) and to the Middle Ages finally three the latter (J, U, W).
Indeed all writings of the modern world are derived from, which was developed in the Africa.
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