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( a script )

Type of script: Alphabet
Script category: Greek script family
Period of use: 750 B.C.E. -
Writing-direction: Left to right
Parent script: Phoenician script (show family tree)
Names: Greek

Greek is the original alphabet, being developed from the Phoenician abjad. While abjads are well suited to Semitic languages like Phoenician they do not fit a language like Greek, which made the Greeks add vowel symbols to the Phoenician abjad, thus creating the first alphabet.

Languages written with this script:

The following scripts were created based on this script (show family tree):

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