The alphabet is so much fun!

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🇬🇧 Grupa dziewczyn z klasy 4a przygotowała filmik na temat angielskiego alfabetu. Zapraszamy do oglądania, a poniżej możecie przeczytać 10 ciekawostek o angielskim alfabecie (oczywiście po angielsku!) 🙂

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🇬🇧1. The English word alphabet comes (via Latin) from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha and beta. These Greek words, however, are derivations of the Phoenician aleph and bet (see the similarity to the Hebrew alphabet?), which go back further than 1050 BC.
🇬🇧 2.The most commonly used letter from the English alphabet is E
🇬🇧 3.The 26 letters of the English alphabet make up more than 40 distinct sounds. Since there are a lot more sounds than letters, many letters have different pronunciations, e.g. the C in cool sounds different than the C in city
🇬🇧 4.The dot over the letter “i” is called title.
🇬🇧 5.The least commonly used letter in English is Z
🇬🇧 6.Each letter has both a majuscule (major) and a minuscule (minor) version. Many modern conventions such as clear capital letters and spaces between words date back to a system of writing called Carolingian minuscule from around the 10th century
🇬🇧 7.About 100 languages use the same alphabet like in English which makes it one of the most widely used alphabets in the world. While some languages have a few more and others a few less, they all share the 23 core letters originally found in the Roman alphabet.
🇬🇧 8.The most common word in English is THE
🇬🇧 9.The longest word in English which doesn’t use the letter E is floccinaucinihilipilification
🇬🇧 10.A sentence which contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet is called a pangram. A famous pangram is: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” but there are even shorter ones such as: “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.”
The alphabet is so much fun! 🙃😁


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