Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"A" is for the word, Alphabet

"A" is for the word, Alphabet.  How did it get that name?  Pretty simple but a lot don't think about that when we use it.

The first two letters of the Greek alphabet were Alpha and Beta.  The Latin language put these together to get their name for the letters, "Alphabet".

Did you know that there are 40 sounds of the Alphabet letters in the English language but only 26 letter?  Some letters have more than one sound.

Here are some alphabet fun alphabet related words that I'll bet you didn't know until you looked them up.  I won't be betting an English teacher or someone who teaches the alphabet though.  That person will know these or some of them:
lipogram (check the best known example for this one)
 . . . [click on the bottom two for answers, Google the first]

These and more interesting 'facts about the Alphabet' can be found from the "About Education" people.  Or Google "Facts and History about the English Alphabet"

 - Jenny is now on her eleventh series of Alphabe Thursday (my sixth).  With 52 weeks in a year and 26 letters in the alphabet she is now in her fifth year.  I am linked to her blog, GO HERE for more participants and their offerings.

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