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BTN: History of the Alphabet

History of the Alphabet BTN story 12/9/17

1. What did the BTN story explain?
2. When and where did the Phoenicians live?
3. What did their alphabet look like?
4. The Phoenician alphabet included both consonants and vowels. True or false?
5. What did the Greeks add to the alphabet?
6. Who spread the alphabet around Europe and England?
7. Which letters did the English include?
8. Different languages used different _______________.
9. Not all languages use the alphabet. Some use…
10. Name three things you learnt about the alphabet watching the BTN story

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17 thoughts on “BTN: History of the Alphabet

  1. 1.The history of the alphabet
    2.1500BC, Mediterranean
    3.It looks smaller and different to the letters
    4.False
    5.Vowels
    6.Latins
    7.J,Y
    8.Letters
    9.Symbols
    10.Vowels weren’t apart of the alphabet until the latins added them, what Phoenicians are, what the history of the alphabet is.

  2. .1 The video explains the history of the alphabet and what letters were added throughout Mediterranean
    .2 1500 years ago in the Mediterranean Sea
    3. It was shortened and had no vowels.
    4. False because phoenician did not include vowels.
    .5 the Greeks added the vowels to the alphabet.
    .6 the Latin spread the alphabet around Europe including England.
    .7 the English added the J and Y to the alphabet .
    .8 Different
    languages used different symbols and letters.
    .9 not all languages used different symbols and sounds.
    .10 the alphabet was created 1500 years ago, what phoenicians are, Greeks added the vowels.

  3. Q1- it’s telling us why we have the alphabet
    Q2- Mediterranean around 3500 years ago
    Q3- shorter without vowels
    Q4- Vowels.
    Q5- the Greeks. Added vows
    Q6- Romans an power spread it around England and Europe
    Q7- j and y
    Q8- used in different country’s herbrew Tibetan Chinese
    Q9- sound

  4. Q1. The btn story explained the history of the alphabet
    Q2. In the Mediterranean 1500 years ago
    Q3. It was short and had no vowels
    Q4. It is false
    Q5. The Greeks added the vowels to the alphabets
    Q6. The latins that were speaking roman spread the alphabet to Europe and England
    Q7. The English included the letters J and Y
    Q8. Different letters and pronunciation
    Q9. Some use symbols and sounds
    Q10.
    1. The alphabet was created 1500 years ago
    2. The Greeks invented vowels
    3. I learnt what Phoenicians are.

  5. 1. How the alphabet started.
    2. Mediterranean Sea.
    3. It was short and it had no vowels.
    4. False.
    5. Vowles.
    6. The Phoenician.
    7.a,c,e,I,j,o,u,v,x.
    8. Different writing
    9. They used sound and symbols
    10. Where it came from was the Phoenician and Greeks made the vowles .
    There was 17 letters in the alphabet when it started.

  6. 1. Why the alphabet has 26 letters and spelt A-Z
    2. At the Mediterranean Sea in 1500 BC
    3. Fair bit shorter but no vowels
    4. False
    5. A & U
    6. Latin speaking Roman Empire
    7. J & Y
    8. Different symbols
    9. Some use … Hebrew, Tibetan and Chinese
    10. Countries added letters in the alphabet, some can be symbols and, the alphabet begins with an A and it has been like that for 3500 years.

  7. 1. It’s telling us about the alphabet.
    2. They lived in the meiterranean around 3500 years ago.
    3. Shorter with no vows.
    4. False.
    5. The Greek added vows.
    6. Roman Empire.
    7. J and y.
    8. Hebrew Tibetan Chinese.
    9. Some used signals.
    10. That the alphabet has been around for 3500 years and the trees added. the vows.

  8. 1. The past of the a alphabet, and how it came together.
    2. In the Mediterranean
    3. It was a bit shorter and have no vowels.
    4. False
    5. They added vowels to the alphabet.
    6. Latin borrowed the letter from Greek, and share it around.
    7. J,Y
    8. They use Sounds and letters
    9. Symbols like, Hebrew, Tibetan, Chinese.
    10. I learnt that, the first letters came from phonecia, and that they didn’t have vowels, also the other thing I learnt was, English people needed the J and Y in the alphabet.

  9. 1. The BTN story explained how the alphabet was created and how it kept changing
    2. The Phoenicians lived in the Mediterranean about 3500 years ago (1500 BC.)
    3. The Phoenicians alphabet looked short and it had no vowels.
    4. False
    5. The Greeks added the vowel to the alphabet.
    6.The Roman Empire borrowed from Greek and spread it all around Europe.
    7. The English included the letters ‘J and Y’
    8. Different countries used different sounds.
    9. Some of the countries that didn’t use the alphabet used Hebrew, Tibetan and Chinese.
    10. I learned that the first alphabet was made in the Mediterranean and it didn’t have vowels. I also learnt that different countries added different letters to the alphabet.

  10. 1. Where the alphabet came from.
    2. In the Mediterranean
    3. All different shapes
    4. False
    5. Vowels
    6. Roman Empire
    7. J & Y
    8. Sounds and letters
    9. Different symbols
    10. English added j and y Some languages use symbols
    The Roman Empire spread the alphabet around England.

  11. 1. About why the alphabet is in the specific order.
    2. In the Mediterranean Sea.
    3. Looked shorter and had mostly symbols in it.
    4. True?
    5.the vowels.
    6. The Roman Empire.
    7. J and Y
    8. Sounds.
    9. Different types of symbols.
    10. That we didn’t have vowels when the alphabet was created, that we dident have 26 letters at start, and that the Greeks made the vowels.

  12. 1. The video explained the history of the alphabet.
    2. The Phoenicians lived in Europe.
    3. The alphabet look liked a heap of crazy lines put together.
    4. False.
    5. I think the Greeks put the vowels in.
    6. The Phoenicians .
    7. J and y
    8. Signals to explain the words.
    9. Some used signals.
    10. The alphabet didn’t start with A the first time.
    The alphabet was signals at first. Their was no vowels when the alphabet first was discovered.

  13. 1.The BTN video explained about the history of the alphabet.
    2. The Phonecians lived in the Mediterranean around 3500 years ago.
    3. The Phonecians alphabet looked shorter then ours and it didn’t have vowels.
    4. False
    5. Greeks added the vowels.
    6. Latin spreaded the alphabet all around Europe and England.
    7. English included the J and Y in the alphabet.
    8. Different languages used Different writing and sounds.
    9.Some languages used symbols to write.
    10.I learned that Phonecians lived around 3500years ago.Greeks added the vowels and that Latin spreaded the alphabet all around Europe and England.

  14. 1.the history and the original alphabet.
    2. They lived 1500 years ago in Europe next to the Mediterranean Sea.
    3. It was very short and
    it had no vowels and was in symbols
    4. False because the Greek added the vowels.
    5. The Greeks added the vowels to the alphabet like ohh and ahh
    6. The Latin people that were in roman got it from the Greeks.
    7. The English relized that they needed y and j so they add it.
    8. They used sybomls diffrent pronunciations
    9.diffrent languages uses things like sybomls,binary for computers, mores code for codes, sign language for deaf people and diffrent looking writing.
    10.english was first invented 1500 years ago,English was first used in Europe and English has changed for 1500 years.

  15. 1. The video explains were the alphabet originally came from.
    2. The Phoenicians lived in Europe.
    3. The alphabet looked like a heap of crazy lines.
    4.false.
    5. I think the Greek put the vowels.
    6. The Phoenicians.
    7. J and Y.
    8. Signals to explain the words.
    9. Some used signals.
    10. A was not in the alphabet when it first was discovered.there were no vowels in the alphabet when it was first found. There were double letters in the alphabet.

  16. 1.They explain about the alphabet why it is A to Z.
    2.Mediterranean sea around 3500 years ago.
    3.It was a bit short and it didn’t have vowels.
    4.False because it didn’t have vowels.
    5.The Greek added the vowels.
    6.Latin Roman Empire.
    7.J and Y because they needed it.
    8.They use different sounds.
    9.Some do not use alphabet they use symbols.
    10.I learned that at the start they didn’t have vowels and the Chinese use symbols and the alphabet was created 3500 years ago.

  17. 1. They explaining about the alphabet why it was a-z and where it came from.
    2. The Mediterranean Sea around 3,500 years ago.
    3. It was a bit short and did not have any vowels.
    4. Not true because they didn’t have vowels but later on the Greeks added the vowels.
    5. The vowels.
    6. The Latin Roman Empire got it from the Greeks then they spread it around Europe .
    7. Y and j because they needed it.
    8. They use different sound.
    9. Some do not use the alphabet they use symbols.
    10. I learn that Chinese uses symbols. I learn that some alphabet does not go the same way as English. I learn that the alphabet was created in 3,500 years ago.

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