Old English Latin alphabet The alphabet was derived from an original series of sixteen characters, that emerged as a way to record spoken words.
Etymology[ edit ] The names of the letters are for the most part direct descendants, via French, of the Latin and Etruscan names. The regular phonological developments in rough chronological order are: Some groups of letters, such as pee and bee, or em and en, are easily confused in speech, especially when heard over the telephone or a radio communications link.
Spelling alphabets such as the ICAO spelling alphabetused by aircraft pilots, police and others, are designed to eliminate this potential confusion by giving each letter a name that sounds quite different from any other.
Letter frequency The letter most commonly used in English is E. The least used letter is Z.
The frequencies shown in the table may differ in practice according to the type of text. Apostrophe[ edit ] The apostrophewhile not considered part of the English alphabet, is used to contract English words.
A few pairs of words, such as its belonging to it and it's it is or it haswere form of 'to be' and we're we areand shed to get rid of and she'd she would or she had are distinguished in writing only by the presence or absence of an apostrophe.
The apostrophe also distinguishes the possessive endings -'s and -s' from the common plural ending -s, a practice introduced in the 18th century; before, all three endings were written -s, which could lead to confusion as in, the Apostles words. English phonology The letters A, E, I, O, and U are considered vowel letters, since except when silent they represent vowels ; the remaining letters are considered consonant letters, since when not silent they generally represent consonants.
However, Y commonly represents vowels as well as a consonant e. Conversely, U and I sometimes represent a consonant e. W and Y are sometimes referred as semivowels by linguists.Love cursive HOW to write Cursive alphabet printable Writing in Cursive Handwriting- numbers Practice cursive Fancy Handwriting Handwriting alphabet Cursive script Forward Vintage cursive alphabet~Unfortunately, Children do Not Learn this in School Anymore.
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