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Usage examples for alphabets

  1. Once having become separate from hieroglyphics, alphabetic writing itself underwent numerous differentiations- multiplied alphabets were produced; between most of which, however, more or less connection can still be traced. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. With these principles in our mind we may measure the imperfections of our own and of other alphabets – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  3. In respect to the latter there is the special evidence of Strabo that their tongues and alphabets differed. – The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham
  4. It is tolerably certain that what are known as the Mediterranean alphabets were derived from a selection of the signs used in these pottery marks. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  5. But education is older than alphabets and for three years now he had been his father's constant, almost confidential companion. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  6. Many waters cannot quench love, and strange alphabets do not wipe out style. – Comrade Kropotkin by Victor Robinson
  7. The difficulty arising from the fact of St. Patrick's having given abgitorium, or alphabets to his converts, appears to us purely chimerical. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  8. According to our modern authorities this exactly explains the phenomena of the early Greek alphabets many in variety, and so diverse that each has to be learned separately, and yet entirely uniform in order. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  9. What then are the powers of the numerous letters in alphabets like those of Arabia and Armenia? – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  10. There is one other remarkable coincidence between Landa's and the Egyptian alphabets and, by- the- way, the English and other Teutonic dialects have a curious share in it. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  11. Again, it is now not believed that the alphabets of Europe are derived from the hieroglyphics of Egypt, though it is an open question whether they were not derived, through Phoenicia, from certain signs which we find on ancient Egyptian pottery. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  12. All languages may be called the same, as being all made up of the same primitive sounds, expressed by the letters of the different alphabets – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  13. They go to work apart; they have a multitudinous array of forms to draw from the thousand possible combinations of lines, angles, circles, and curves; when they have finished, they bring their alphabets together for comparison. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  14. Somebody was always cutting or ignoring him, and then " look at the sort of men that one meets nowadays; fellows whose fathers keep shops and haven't an 'h' in their alphabets – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  15. They have a fine Elizabethan contempt for orthography- as well they may have, with their thirty alphabets – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  16. He had learnt these alien alphabets by observing in some bulky Hebrew books that when the printers had used up the letters of the Hebrew alphabet to mark their sheets, they started other and foreign alphabets – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  17. And so difficult is their language with any of these alphabets that even after a five days' residence on the spot I still find myself puzzled by such simple passages as this: . – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas