Ancient persian writing alphabet

On the whole, the few early Aramaic inscriptions that have been found belong to the 9th, 8th, and 7th centuries bce. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. In BC Boaz marries Ruth "Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning the redemption and the exchange of land to confirm any matter: Judah gave Tamar his signet ring as a pledge he would pay what he owed her.

In default of other direct evidence, it is reasonable to suppose that the actual prototype of the alphabet was not very different from the writing of the earliest North Semitic inscriptions now extantwhich belong to the last two or three centuries of the 2nd millennium bce.

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.

The Greeks and Romans considered five different peoples as the possible inventors of the alphabet—the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Cretans, and Hebrews.

The process of the reestablishment of the Assyrian empire and its hegemony over a good part of the Middle East began in the 9th century. The Early Canaanite theory is based on several undeciphered inscriptions also discovered since at various Palestinian sites; the writings belong in part to c.

Numerous Aramaic papyri and ostraca inscribed pottery fragments have been found in Egypt; the earliest of these can be dated to c. This proves that in BC Aramaic was understood by the educated leaders in Judea, but not the commoners.

The consonant symbols that depend on the following vowel act like the consonants in Devanagari. This is the Old Persian syllabary: Greek alphabet Modern pronunciation. The letter sequence continued more or less intact into Latin, ArmenianGothicand Cyrillicbut was abandoned in BrahmiRunicand Arabic, although a traditional abjadi order remains or was re-introduced as an alternative in the latter.

Cyrillic is used by those Slavic peoples who accepted their religion from Byzantium, whereas Roman Christianity brought the use of the Latin alphabet to the Poles, Lusatians, Wends, Czechs, Slovaks, Slovenes, and Croats. It was used officially until the 6th century bce and lingered on for several centuries more.

In a stylized form it was used on Jewish coins from bce to — ce. Below is what the Ten commandments looked like in the Hieroglyphic alphabet letters: For its part the Greek alphabet introduced for the first time explicit symbols for vowel sounds.

One of the main differences between the writing systems of these languages is that Old Persian is a semi-alphabet while Elamite and Akkadian were syllabic.

For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer, then we will die. Despite the conflict in theories, scholars are generally agreed that, for about years before the middle of the 2nd millennium bce, alphabet making was in the air in the Syro-Palestinian region.

The dark green areas shows the countries where this alphabet is the sole main script.

Persian Alphabet

The North Semitic alphabet remained almost unaltered for many centuries. From the Etruscansa tribe living in the first millennium BCE in central Italyand the Western Greeks, the Latins adopted writing in about the seventh century.

Based on a logo-syllabic prototype, the system is essentially alphabetic in character. The Greek achievement was to provide representations for vowel sounds. The true alphabetic system has remained for 3, years, with only slight modifications, an unparalleled vehicle of expression and communication in and among the most diverse nationalities and languages.

History of the alphabet

Three obsolete letters, digamma, koppa and sampi, were used in addition to the standard Greek letters, and a apostrophe-like numeral sign was used to indicate that letters were being used as numerals.

Iron Age writing[ edit ] Cippus PerusinusEtruscan writing near PerugiaItalythe precursor of the Latin alphabet The sculpture depicts a scene where three soothsayers are interpreting to King Suddhodana the dream of Queen Mayamother of Gautama Buddha.Avestan.

The Avestan alphabet was created in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD for writing the hymns of Zarathustra (a.k.a Zoroaster), the Avesta.

Old Persian

Many of the letters are derived from the old Pahlavi alphabet of Persia, which itself was derived from the Aramaic alphabet.

Greek influence, in the form of the full representation of vowel sounds, is also present. Old Persian, the language used in the cuneiform inscriptions of Achaemenian dynasty and the vernacular of the Achaemenian elite.

Old Persian cuneiform

Old Persian was spoken in southwestern Persia, an area known as Persis, and belongs to the Iranian branch or. Ancient Iranian Languages.

Greek (ελληνικά)

Old Persian (Aryan) (Aryan) Alphabet. Old Persian texts (including inscriptions, tablets and seals) have been found in Iran, Turkey and Egypt. While the shapes of some Old Persian letters may look similar to signs in Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform script, only one of them, LA, is a.

The history of alphabetic writing goes back to the consonantal writing system used for Semitic languages in the Levant in the 2nd millennium BCE. Most or nearly all alphabetic scripts used throughout the world today ultimately go back to this Semitic proto-alphabet.

Its first origins can be traced back to a Proto-Sinaitic script developed in Ancient Egypt to represent the language of Semitic. Farsi Persian Alphabet This page contains a table including the following: Farsi alphabet, also called Persian letters which help you pronounce the words in a given language, you will also learn about the different consonants and vowels.

One of the main differences between the writing systems of these languages is that Old Persian is a semi-alphabet while Elamite and Akkadian were syllabic.

In addition, while Old Persian is written in a consistent semi-alphabetic system, Elamite and Akkadian used borrowings from other languages, creating mixed systems.

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