Alphabet Argument

Alphabet Argument - Mr. Aaren Yandrich College Composition...

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Mr. Aaren Yandrich College Composition September 30, 2008 Alphabet Argument The English word for “alphabet” derived from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, “alpha” and “beta.” However, it is from the Latin alphabet that our modern English alphabet, consisting of 26 letters, was developed. Having taken Spanish as a second language in high school, I thoroughly enjoyed the effortless pronunciation of Spanish words. Unlike the English alphabet, every Spanish letter has its own distinctive sound and pronunciation. Ironically, I often found that I misspelled more English words than Spanish words when I was enrolled in the class. I have frequently thought about how practical it would be if the English alphabet was revised to make spelling and pronunciation of words less difficult. While I was gathering my thoughts for this argument, I stumbled upon an essay, written by Mark Twain, on the “rotten English alphabet.” As I was reading, I came to the realization that Mark Twain’s essay encompassed my exact thoughts on why the English alphabet is too complex
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Savoie during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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