Phoenicians

Phoenician Letters

 Phoenician Alphabet

 

 

 

 

 

Phoenician alphabet

Phoenician alphabet letters

[©Sanford Holst, used here with permission]

This image of the Phoenician alphabet shows details of the letters used. For the origin of this alphabet and other alphabets, see the Phoenician alphabet origin discussion.

The Greek and Latin vowels were formed from these letters in the Phoenician alphabet:  A -- aleph,  E -- he,  I -- yodh,  O -- ayin,  U -- waw.

An in-depth account of how -- and why -- the alphabet came into being is seen in Phoenician Secrets: Exploring the Ancient Mediterranean.  

Phoenician Letters

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