This BTN was about the alphabet history and where it originated from. Three facts I got from the video were the English alphabet originated from Phoenician alphabet around 3500 years ago. Then the surrounding counties around the Mediterranean Sea started to use it too. Each country had to change it a little as their language needed more sounds. The Phoenician alphabet started with the letters B,G,D,H,W,Z,H,T,Y,K,L,M,N,S,P,S,Q,R,Š. The Greeks then added the vowels and the English added J and Y.

Two understandings I got were that the alphabet has been around for a long time and that we didn’t invent it. A question I have after watching it was why did the Phoenician’s have an alphabet before the other countries?


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