A is for Alphabet
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
The word alphabet is derived from the Greek letters for A, alpha, and B, beta. The alphabet was created by a Semitic people living in Egypt around 1900 BC. Phoenicians and Hebrews adopted it, and then it spread to the Greeks and finally the Romans. Each culture changed it a little along the way.
The order of the alphabet is very important, both for finding words in the dictionary and for reading and making lists.
Writers practise reciting the alphabet the way musicians practise scales.
Some little A words
Confusing A words
away, awarding, always, wayward
about, above, abuse
Special reading assignment
- “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.” —Bernard Baruch