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All Search Options [ view abbreviations ]. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position:. It consisted of capital letters only, and the small letters with which we are familiar did not come into general use until the close of the eighth century of our era.
The sound of each vowel was used as its name. Thus there was no distinction in writing between the sounds of g and k. Later this defect was remedied by forming from C the new character G. This took the alphabetic place formerly occupied by Z , which had gone out of use. In Cicero's time see N. When F acquired the value of our f , V came to be used for the sound of w as well as for the vowel u.
Classification of Sounds Ginn and Company, The National Endowment for the Humanities provided support for entering this text. Purchase a copy of this text not necessarily the same edition from Amazon. Greenough, G. Kittredge, A. Howard, Benj. D'Ooge, Ed. This text is part of: Greek and Roman Materials. View text chunked by: page part : section : subsection : chapter chapter.
Table of Contents: chapter 1. Current location in this text. Enter a Perseus citation to go to another section or work. Full search options are on the right side and top of the page. The Latin Alphabet is the same as the English which is in fact borrowed from it except that it does not contain J , U , and W. The character C originally meant G , a value always retained in the abbreviations C.
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