The day the Greeks invented vowels - History of Writing Systems #8 (The Alphabet)

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John Horgan
by NativLang
published on 09 October 2017
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Your vowels were invented in Greece, giving birth to the first "true" alphabet.

Watch as your new toga-clad friend turns your consonant abjad into a consonant-vowel alphabet. It's such a useful mapping of letters to sounds that neighbor civilizations borrow it left and right. It even evolves into the letters you're reading right now.

As useful as the Greek alphabet is, this isn't where the history of writing ends. There are even more inventions in store for written language!

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NativLang, . (2017, October 09). The day the Greeks invented vowels - History of Writing Systems #8 (The Alphabet). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1291/the-day-the-greeks-invented-vowels---history-of-wr/

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NativLang, . "The day the Greeks invented vowels - History of Writing Systems #8 (The Alphabet)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Oct 2017. Web. 25 Oct 2021.