Letter from home, is the letter J in the latin alphabet ?
natchrenshaw at yahoo.se
Thu Mar 18 15:49:59 CET 2004
> I assume that the
> letter J is not present in the latin alphabet.
On the website http://www.du.edu/~etuttle/classics/latalph.htm i found this:
> The latin alphabet of 23 letters was derived in the 600's BC from the
> Etruscan alphabet of 26 letters, which was in turn derived from the
> archaic Greek alphabet, which came from the Phoenician. The letters > J, U, and W of the modern alphabet were added in medieval times
> century), and did not appear in the classical alphabet, except that J
> and U could be alternative forms for I and V.
After reading a bit more on the site it seems like by writing "medieval times" they mean somewhere around the 11th century, which doesn't make it a bit less confusing...
Could somebody help clear this out...?
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