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Greeks, Phoenicians and the alphabet
Greeks, Phoenicians and the alphabet

Author(s): Iulia Petrariu
Subject(s): History, Ancient World, Philology
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: ancient Greece;Phoenicians;transmission of alphabet;history of writing;

Summary/Abstract: The invention of the alphabet is still a problem for the contemporary historiography, archaeology and linguistics. This study emphasizes some of the most important aspects of this process. After a critical review of the most important theories, the author takes into consideration the issue of the author and the reason of inventing the vowels. The latter is presented here as a linguistic necessity.

  • Issue Year: 19/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 189-197
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English
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