Early Alphabets and the Roman Letterform


An alphabet is a standard set of letters used to write one or more languages. The letters of an alphabet indicate the sounds of the spoken language it represents. It has separate glyphs for individual sounds, rather than larger units, like syllables or words.

A true alphabet has letters for the vowels of a language as well as the consonants. Alphabets are usually associated with a standard ordering of their letters, making them useful for organization methods like sorting words in alphabetical order.

– Excerpt from Wikipedia


Proto-writing
40,000 BC – 3,000 BC

Cuneiform
3,000 BC – 1,000 BC

Hieroglyphics
2,700 BC

Phoenician Alphabet
1,000 BC

Greek Alphabet
800 BC

Latin Alphabet
200 BC