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Shared letters between Greek, English, and Cyrillic alphabets

submitted 2 months ago by magnora7 from i.redd.it

[–]Tom_Bombadil 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)

These languages all share a common linguistic ancestor.

Proto Indo-European.

[–]Mnemonic 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)

Though this is only +- True, like what is meant by 'letter' ?

See the greek Gamma, Upsilon, Eta, Mu, Nu and Rho: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upsilon, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eta , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu_(letter), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nu_(letter), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rho.

Some of their lowercase letters are not represented (eta, mu) in English or written and pronounced very different (nu, rho) or Gamma is written as y be used a a sort o g and Upislon is writen and u and used as u but the upper case is Y.

Also They miss some Greek written things which they included in the Cyrillic ones like the weird H's and the same letter but with a little hook.

I rate this picture as: would only impress someone who knows only one Alphabet. (so still a lot of people)

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)

Lonely C is my totem-letter.

[–]compultantuser 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (2 children)

Oh man I learned attic Greek, it was fun. I want to take Russian to learn Cyrillic

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (1 child)

I only know all the Greek symbols because of math courses lol. What is attic greek?

[–]compultantuser 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)

Greek from Athens during 3rd/4th century. Aristotle, Plato, Aristophanes, Sophocles, etc.

Bible is in Hellenistic Greek originally, which came after, and is simplified a bit from the attic.

[–]Optimus85 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)

Cool! I like Venn diagrams. I'd like to know the phonetics of the cyrillic alphabet. It's hard for me to differentiate certain letters but I guess those subtleties are second-nature to native Russian speakers.

[–]XYY 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)

the only Greek i know comes from listen to Rotting Christ "Kata Ton ehhh something

[–]bobbobbybob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)

bake

my

hot potato

xxx

a universal demand

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