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Phoenician alphabet was the first to use ... Symbols representing sounds .
The names of the letters are acrophonic, and their names and shapes can be ultimately traced back to Egyptian Hieroglyphs. For example, the name of the first letter, 'aleph, means ox and developed from a picture of an ox's head. Some of the letter names were changed by the Phoenicians, including gimel, which meant camel in Phoenician, but was originally a picture of a throwing stick.
How many Kanji symbols are in official use in Japan? 1945.
The Kanji symbols are ancient and many are not used any more, though still valid. Therefore, Japanese Government specifies the "General Use Permanent Kanji", comprising 1945 characters, or which 996 are designated as to be learned in elementary school. Any publications using Kanji outside of this list are legally required to print the interpretation alongside the obscure Kanji symbol for clarification.
Where was the Cyrillic script created? In Bulgaria.
The Cyrillic script was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 9th century AD at the Preslav Literary School. Tradition holds that it was formalized by Saints Cyril and Methodius, who brought Christianity to the southern Slavs (and so the name is derived from Saint Cyril).
Which of these letters is included in the German alphabet? ß .
The letter ß (Eszett ) is used in German to represent ss. The letter β (beta) is from the Greek alphabet. Ъ (yer) is used in some alphabets based on Cyrillic, while ჩ (Chini) is in the Georgian alphabet.