The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for
inscriptions older than around 1050 BC, is the oldest verified alphabet.
Details of the Phoenician language and alphabet, which is the ancestor of many
other alphabetic scripts, including Greek, Etruscan, Latin, Arabic and Hebrew.
Alphabetic writing was already well established in the Late Bronze Age at Ugarit
where a cuneiform script was used. The Phoenician alphabetic script was ...
Phoenician letters were reused in other alphabets, its letters were consonants,
with some letters recycled as vowels, aleph, beth, alpha, beta.
The Alphabet developed by the Phoenicians was the one that was widely
received and readily adapted throughout the Mediterranean and the West.
Writing system that developed out of the North Semitic alphabet and was spread
over the Mediterranean area by Phoenician traders. It is the probable ancestor ...
Phoenician Alphabet. Illustration. by Ansgar published on 26 April 2012. The
Phoenician alphabet. Legal Notice. Original image by Ansgar. Uploaded by Jan ...
Aug 6, 2014 ... By the 8th century B.C., the Phoenician alphabet had spread to Greece, where it
was refined and enhanced to record the Greek language.
Phoenician is a Semitic language of the Canaanite subgroup; its closest living ...
Notable Features - The Phoenician alphabet consists of 22 letters, many of ...
1 : an extinct northern Semitic alphabet used by the Phoenicians of Syria and
their Carthaginian colonists from the 13th century b.c. and the immediate