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Where Did Our Alphabet Come From?

Lecture no. 3 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Where Did Our Alphabet Come From?

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Most alphabets in use today are derived from one script developed over 4,000 years ago. What accounts for the vast popularity of the Roman or Latin alphabet? This lecture takes you back to ancient Egypt as you investigate the origin of our alphabet and the contributions made to it by the Canaanites.

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July 11, 2017
Engaging and modern. Well Done

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August 27, 2016

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