Roman alphabet


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Roman alphabet

the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans for the writing of Latin, based upon an Etruscan form derived from the Greeks and ultimately from the Phoenicians. The alphabet serves for writing most of the languages of W Europe and many other languages
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And yet, when rendered in tactile form, even the Roman alphabet seemed to belie its own status as the "natural" or unquestioned means through which knowledge was conveyed.
He is trying to standardise a system for writing Khmer with the Roman alphabet, giving some order to what is now a haphazard method.
"The proposals that the name 'Republic of Macedonia' or the name with a geographic qualifier, if any, should be written as pronounced in the Macedonian language and solely with the Roman alphabet and that the name of the Macedonian language should also be written with the Roman alphabet and as pronounced in the Macedonian language are absurd and untenable.
Koreans and Japanese, among other peoples, have something special in coining neologisms, using specific Roman alphabet letters like "3D," "3S," or "3B."
by mixing Chinese characters and the Roman alphabet and is meant to
The official names of the six places using the Roman alphabet are Wo'gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bmo La and Namkapub Ri.
The texts are presented in a bilingual edition, with the original text (as collected and transcribed in the Roman alphabet) on the verso and a free German translation on the facing recto.
For example, faced with the question, "My name is _____," one student printed out the Roman alphabet.
Although primarily printed in Roman alphabet, some additional characters drawn from IPA are used to characterize pronunciation.
Program on transition of Kazakh language into Roman alphabet was adopted in Kazakhstan, Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly has said today at the CCS briefing.
Priests and missionaries taught the Mayans how to write their own language, but using the Roman alphabet, Professor Christensen said, adding that "looking at these manuscripts can give a more balanced view of history.''
Speech recognition is easier for languages like English and others that use the Roman alphabet because they include more written vowels.