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An '''alphabet''' is a set of [[letter]]s or other signs or signals that serve as equivalents for letters.
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An '''alphabet''' (/ælfəbet/) is a set of [[letter]]s or other signs or signals that serve as equivalents for letters. English uses the [[Latin alphabet]].
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Be careful not to confuse [[vowel]]s - which refer to sounds - with the vowel letter, which is what corresponds to the letter in the alphabet. Likewise, don't let students confuse [[consonant]]s with consonant letters, ie, the consonant letters of the alphabet.  
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The [[Greek alphabet]] is also important. A [[spelling alphabet]] is a type of alphabet.
  
 
The Braille system used by blind people uses raised dots to represent letters and numbers.
 
The Braille system used by blind people uses raised dots to represent letters and numbers.
  
== See also ==
 
*[[Initial]]
 
*[[International Phonetic Alphabet]]
 
*[[Latin alphabet]]
 
  
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[[category:Orthography]]

Revision as of 09:04, 21 November 2019

An alphabet (/ælfəbet/) is a set of letters or other signs or signals that serve as equivalents for letters. English uses the Latin alphabet.


The Greek alphabet is also important. A spelling alphabet is a type of alphabet.

The Braille system used by blind people uses raised dots to represent letters and numbers.