M
M (named em /ˈɛm/) is the 13th letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The letter M is derived from the Phoenician Mem, via the Greek Mu (Μ, μ). Semitic Mem probably originally pictured wat...
I
I (named i /ˈaɪ/, plural ies) is the ninth letter and the third vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
In Semitic, the letter may have originated in a hieroglyph for an arm that represented a voi...
Z
Z (named zed /ˈzɛd/' or zee /ˈziː/) is the twenty-sixth and final letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
In most dialects of English, the letter's name is 'zed' /ˈzɛd/, reflecting its derivation ...
J
J is the tenth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. Its normal name in English is jay /ˈdʒeɪ/ or jy /ˈdʒaɪ/. When used for the palatal approximant, it may be called yod (/ˈjɒd/ or /ˈjoʊd/) or yot (...
T
T (named tee /ˈtiː/) is the 20th letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is the most commonly used consonant and the second most common letter in the English language.
Taw was the last letter o...
G
G (named gee /ˈdʒiː/) is the seventh letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The letter 'G' was introduced in the Old Latin period as a variant of 'C' to distinguish voiced /ɡ/ from voiceless /k/....
Y
Y (named wye /ˈwaɪ/, plural wyes) is the twenty-fifth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet (next to last letter) and represents either a vowel or a consonant in English.
In Latin, Y was named I ...
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V
V( named vee /ˈviː/, or long-u /ˈlɒŋjuː/,) is the 22nd letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The letter V comes from the Semitic letter Waw, as do the modern letters F, U, W, and Y. See F for de...
Guttural R
In linguistics, guttural R (sometimes called French R) refers to pronunciation of a rhotic consonant as a guttural consonant. These consonants are usually uvular. Speakers of languages with "French...
P
P (named pee /ˈpiː/ ) is the 16th letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
In English orthography and most other European languages, p represents the sound /p/.A common digraph in English is ɾ...
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K
K (named kay /ˈkeɪ/) is the 11th letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
K is the 11th letter of the English alphabet. In English, the letter K usually represents the voiceless velar plosive; this...
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W
W (named double-u, plural double-ues) is the 23rd letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The sounds /w/ (spelled ⟨V⟩) and /b/ (spelled ⟨B⟩) of Classical Latin develope...
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R
R (named ar /ɑr/ or /ɔr/) is the 18th letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The original Semitic letter may have been inspired by an Egyptian hieroglyph for tp, "head". It was used for /r/ by S...
F
F (named ef /ˈɛf/, plural effs) is the sixth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The origin of 'F' is the Semitic letter vâv (or waw) that represented a sound like /v/ or /w/. Graphically it o...
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O with diaeresis (Cyrillic)
O with diaeresis (Ӧ ӧ; italics: Ӧ ӧ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In all its forms it looks exactly like the Latin letter Ö (Ö ö Ö ö).O with diaeresis is used in the al...
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S
S (named ess /ˈɛs/, plural esses) is the 19th letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
Semitic Šîn ("teeth") represented a voiceless postalveolar fricative /ʃ/ (as in 'ship'). Greek did not have th...
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X
X (named ex /ˈɛks/, plural exes) is the twenty-fourth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. In Roman numerals, it represents 10.
In Ancient Greek, 'Χ' and 'Ψ' were among several variants of the...
H
H (named aitch /ˈeɪtʃ/ or haitch, plural (h)aitches) is the eighth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The Semitic letter 'ח' ('ê') most likely represented the voiceless pharyngeal fricative ...
E
E (named e /ˈiː/, plural ees) is the fifth letter and a vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is the most commonly used letter in many languages, including: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, ...
O
O (named o /ˈoʊ/, plural oes) is the 15th letter and a vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
Its graphic form has remained fairly constant from Phoenician times until today. The name of the Phoen...
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D
D (named dee /ˈdiː/) is the fourth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
The Semitic letter Dâlet may have developed from the logogram for a fish or a door. There are various Egyptian hiero...
Q
Q (named cue /ˈkjuː/) is the 17th letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The Semitic sound value of Qôp (perhaps originally qaw, "cord of wool", and possibly based on an Egyptian hieroglyph) was...
L
L (named el /ˈɛl/) is the 12th letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet
Lamedh may have come from a pictogram of an ox goad or cattle prod. Some have suggested a shepherd's staff.
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Ä
"Ä" and "ä" are both characters that represent either a letter from several extended Latin alphabets, or the letter A with an umlaut mark or diaeresis.
The letter Ä occurs as an independent letter...
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Guttural pouch
In the equids (horse family) and some species such as the desert hyrax, the guttural pouch is one of a pair of air chambers in the neck just behind the skull and below the ears. These pouches are on b...
B
B (named bee /ˈbiː/) is the second letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is used to represent a variety of bilabial sounds (depending on language), but most commonly a voiced bilabial stop.
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