Etymology[ edit ] The names of the letters are for the most part direct descendants, via French, of the Latin and Etruscan names.
Some of the these letters were added to the alphabet and later dropped.
Others were proposed additions that never got adopted. Some spelling reformers, however, have not been content to add a new letter here or there. Over the years, a string of famous and not-so-famous linguists have proposed throwing out the Latin Alphabet altogether.
There they tried to establish a utopian society known as Deseret. What they came up with was an entirely new alphabet. But just like so many other spelling reforms, the Deseret Alphabet failed to catch on. Maybe the Deseret Alphabet was just ahead of its time, however.
It would be great for texting. The letters were designed to be used as words.
This new alphabet seems like it would be pretty useful to a generation of people typing on little touch screens. And while Shaw was most famous as a writer, he was also a renowned activist who push for change in many different fields. In his will, Shaw commissioned a new writing system for the English language.
Also, by creating new letters, the creators of the new alphabet could make similar sounds look like similar charactersa feature of Korean Hangul writing. Of all the systems to replace the Latin alphabet but entirely new letter forms, the Shavian Alphabet is probably the most successful.
That distinction would fall unto fictional alphabets. Fictional Writing Systems Some alternate writing systems were never meant to be taken as serious replacements for the Latin alphabet, though they could be used that way. When it comes to inventing new scripts, one of the most prolific linguists was J.
He invented several alphabets for his world of Middle Earth. Though Tolkien created these new alphabets for the fictional languages of Middle Earth, he occasionally used them to write English as well. Of these scripts, the most well known is Tengwarwhich is the script you most often see in the movies and book covers.
Like the Shavian Alphabet, Tengwar has similar symbols for similar sounds, though I think it looks better aesthetically. In fact, as a graphic design geek, I think Tengwar is the prettiest script ever developed, either real or imagined.
Take the Klingon language from Star Trek. As a spoken language, it has a small but ardent following. The writing system is a little messier. In the Star Trek movies, set designers created spiky nonsense characters to represent the language.
These were later retrofitted to the written language, though most Klingon speakers just use the Latin alphabet. In the first film, the movie simply used Latin letters and Arabic numerals.
But since George Lucas is in famous for going back and changing things, the re-release featured a script called Aurebesh.
Otherwise this alphabet retains all of the disadvantages of the modern English alphabet, making it a poor choice for a replacement script. If you have any ideas, let me know in the comment section. Page 1 of 11 Tags: He blogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at http: You may also likeMar 06, · Writing all 26 letters of the English alphabet can seem like a challenge.
But if you are going to master the English language on the page, you will need to be able to use the alphabet to form words and sentences%(85).
Sep 03, · In his will, Shaw commissioned a new writing system for the English language. He wanted an entirely new alphabet so that the reformed words didn’t look like simple misspellings. Also, by creating new letters, the creators of the new alphabet could make similar sounds look like similar characters, a feature of Korean Hangul writing.
Even if all the english teachers in the world were for it’s inclusion in the english alphabet, it would not be possible. About writing, people would have a hard time getting ok with it, and not everybody. My record of saying the English alphabet is 1 SECOND!!!!!
Did you know that in the Russian alphabet there are 34 letters and in the Turkish one as well? In the Dhivehi alphabet there are 24 letters. in Dhivehi they write from right to left.
Jun 26, · Be the first app to practice writing English alphabet. Help develop student in learning to write letters and numbers. Key features of /5(). These worksheets, learning centers, and games can be used to teach the alphabet.
Below you'll find a large selection of alphabet banners, tracing worksheets, letter games, and crafts. These printables include all 26 letters of the alphabet. For single letters (example: just the letter B), please see.