The Ancient Pictorial Origins of the Alphabet

Linguist Rob Watts of RobWords looks at the origins of the alphabet and the pictorial and evolutionary path that each letter took from various early languages. These languages include Egyptian hieroglyphics, Etruscan, Phoenician, ancient Greek, ancient Latin, and even some Norman French.

Every letter of our alphabet has a story to tell. Join me for an A to Z of A to Z./

Pictorial Origins of the Alphabet
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.