How Did The Alphabet Influence Greek Language

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The Greek language began with the alphabet. According to Simon Price and Peter Thonemann, the Greeks were the first civilization to use the alphabet. The Greek alphabet influenced our language in many ways. For example, “alphabet” is from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet “alpha” and “beta”. Also, many letters of our modern day alphabet originate from the Greek alphabet such as the letters A,B,E, and O. The Greek alphabet evolved over several centuries, and by the 5th century BC, it used 24 letters - 17 consonants, and 7 vowels. This alphabet turned out to work quite well and it became the source for the Latin alphabet that we use today.
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