Overview of Written Alphabets Amanda Bankowski Graphic Design 1 Professor Nixon February 22, 2010
Which Alphabets? <ul><ul><li>There are 46 alphabets in use today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researched 5 </li></ul></ul><u...
Armenian Alphabet
Armenian Alphabet WHAT REPEATS?
Armenian Alphabet
Armenian Alphabet
Armenian Alphabet <ul><ul><li>U-shaped curve in “ K ” and “ S ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Round letters “ O ” </li></ul><...
Hiragana Alphabet
WHAT REPEATS?
 
 
 
Hiragana Alphabet <ul><ul><li>One component of the Japanese writing system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curved shape of “ Ri...
Ancient Phoenician Alphabet
WHAT REPEATS?
 
 
 
Ancient Phoenician Alphabet <ul><ul><li>Very similar to Latin Alphabet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ V ” shape </li></ul></...
Greek Alphabet
WHAT REPEATS?
 
 
 
Greek Alphabet <ul><ul><li>Triangle of “ Delta ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Line of “ Iota ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ci...
<ul><ul><li>Similar to Latin Alphabet </li></ul></ul>Cyrillic Alphabet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvE12ZQxcdI
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  1. 1. Overview of Written Alphabets Amanda Bankowski Graphic Design 1 Professor Nixon February 22, 2010
  2. 2. Which Alphabets? <ul><ul><li>There are 46 alphabets in use today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researched 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Armenian Alphabet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hiragana Alphabet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Phoenician Alphabet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greek Alphabet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cyrillic Alphabet </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Armenian Alphabet
  4. 4. Armenian Alphabet WHAT REPEATS?
  5. 5. Armenian Alphabet
  6. 6. Armenian Alphabet
  7. 7. Armenian Alphabet <ul><ul><li>U-shaped curve in “ K ” and “ S ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Round letters “ O ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cursive/Chinese symbols </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Hiragana Alphabet
  9. 9. WHAT REPEATS?
  10. 13. Hiragana Alphabet <ul><ul><li>One component of the Japanese writing system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curved shape of “ Ri ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curved “ O ” in “ Yo ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross shape in “ Ke ” </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Ancient Phoenician Alphabet
  12. 15. WHAT REPEATS?
  13. 19. Ancient Phoenician Alphabet <ul><ul><li>Very similar to Latin Alphabet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ V ” shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I ” shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ C ” shape </li></ul></ul>
  14. 20. Greek Alphabet
  15. 21. WHAT REPEATS?
  16. 25. Greek Alphabet <ul><ul><li>Triangle of “ Delta ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Line of “ Iota ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circle of “ Omicron ” </li></ul></ul>
  17. 26. <ul><ul><li>Similar to Latin Alphabet </li></ul></ul>Cyrillic Alphabet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvE12ZQxcdI
  18. 27. Pictures Corsetry of Google Images Amanda Bankowski Graphic Design 1 Professor Nixon February 22, 2010
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