It is now generally agreed that the originators belonged to the Northwest Semitic linguistic group, which includes the ancient Canaanites, Phoenicians, and Hebrews.
The present article focuses on the native languages of Canada, Greenland, and the United States. Well suited to the language, the syllabary fostered widespread literacy among the Cherokee until their society was disrupted by government action; its use, however, never completely ceased, and attempts are being made to revive it.
Its purpose is to mark a full stop. The earliest definitely readable inscription in the North Semitic alphabet is the so-called Ahiram inscription found at Byblos in Phoenicia now Lebanonwhich probably dates from the 11th century bce. The second was the invention, by the Greeks, of characters for representing vowels.
Every language is as complex, as subtle, and as efficient for all communicative needs as LatinEnglishor any European language. However, the traditional Hindi alphabet is considered to be made of 13 vowels and 33 consonants.
Even though our modern 26 letter alphabet is called the Roman alphabet, the Romans did not invent it. Mesrop Mashtots in the early 5th century ce, was also based on the Aramaic alphabet. The Greek alphabet, created early in the 1st millennium bce, spread in various directions in Asia MinorEgypt, Italy, and other places, but far and away its most important descendants in terms of widespread use were the Latin through Etruscan and Cyrillic alphabets.
In the examples following, the symbols that are not found in the Latin alphabet have been adopted from phonetic alphabets. Nevertheless, a number of writing systems for different North American Indian languages were developed as a result of the stimulus from European writing, some invented and introduced by white missionaries, teachers, and linguists.
So they kept 19 Phoenician letters and added 5 of their own vowels to make a 24 letter alphabet. It is unknown when it began, but the Phoenician alphabet was well established by BCE. One was that the homeland is more likely to be found in the area of greatest linguistic diversity; e.
The following grammatical features are less typically North American but are nevertheless distinctive of several areas: Various scholars have attempted to group the families into larger units that reflect deeper levels of historical relationship.
White educational policy, however, has generally not encouraged literacy in Indian languages. Page 1 of 2. All of the alphabets in use in European languages today are directly or indirectly related to the Greek.
Numerous proposals have attempted to join some of them into larger groupings made up of families claimed to be remotely related to one another.
The correlation of such linguistic findings with the data of archaeology holds great promise for the study of American Indian prehistory. It was a 22 consonant alphabet, also called an "abjad" because it had no vowels.
There were two main alphabets, consisting of 22 and about 30 letters. The North American Indian languages are so diverse that there is no feature or complex of features shared by all.
The Early Canaanite theory is based on several undeciphered inscriptions also discovered since at various Palestinian sites; the writings belong in part to c. According to the Catalogue of Endangered Languages endangeredlanguages. It is spoken in much of north and central India alongside other languages such as Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi or Bengali.
Some of those proposals are plausible enough to merit further investigation, although several border on sheer speculation. The Canaanite alphabet The two Canaanite branches may be subdivided into several secondary branches. The Etrucans originally got their alphabet from the greeks or the Latin alphabet What is the alphabet in French?
The Canaanite and Aramaic branches constitute the North Semitic main branch. The Manchu alphabet was commissioned in by the Manchu leader Nurhacithe founder of the Manchu state. It is based on geometry, with the 22 letters arranged in a circle, equally spaced.
The Aramaic alphabet The adaptation of the North Semitic alphabet to the Aramaic language took place at some time in the 10th century bce, when Aramaic was spoken in several petty kingdoms in northern Mesopotamia and Syria, the most important of them being Dammeshek Damascus.There is no such thing as an Indian alphabet.
India has dozens of different commonly used native writing systems for its various languages, but none of them qualifies as an alphabet.
Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of official languages of the government of India - the other offical language is English.
Both languages are used in parliament, in the judiciary, in communications between the central government and state government, and for other official purposes.
Nevertheless, a number of writing systems for different North American Indian languages were developed as a result of the stimulus from European writing, some invented and introduced by white missionaries, teachers, and linguists.
The Brahmic scripts are a family of abugida or alphabet writing systems. They are used throughout the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia, including Japan in the form of Siddhaṃ.
A good Cherokee dictionary, with all words printed in Cherokee characters as well as the English alphabet.
Further reading: Here are some websites with further information about the Cherokee alphabet: Writing Your Name In Cherokee: Instructions on how to use Cherokee syllabary characters to write English names.
Cherokee Syllabary and. Writing. Over time, people living in India have used many different writing systems. These systems were generally developed record down different types of information as the need arose.
Seal with Indus Valley script. The first Indian script, developed in the Indus Valley around B.C. is still undeciphered.
Thus, it is still not possible to.Download