Alphabet, Descendants of
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The Greek alphabet, directly and indirectly, provided the foundation for the most widely used, and the fourth most widely used, scripts in the world today, the Latin and the Cyrillic, respectively. But although these are arguably the most influential developments of the script…

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Silvia Ferrara, “Alphabet, Descendants of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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