Amazing facts about Alphabet

Amazing facts about Alphabet

  1. The English word alphabet comes from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha and beta.

  2. ‘E’ is the most commonly used letter in the English language. In fact, as many as one in eight of all the letters written in English is ‘e’.

  3. The longest word in English which doesn’t use the letter E is floccinaucinihilipilification

  4. More English words begin with the letter ‘S’ than any other letter of the alphabet.

  5. The least commonly used letter in English is Z

  6. The dot over the letter “i” is called title.

  7. The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has 3 syllables (all others have 1).

  8. 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.
  9. Example… the C in cool sounds different than the C in city
  10. If you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue every letter will sound the same.

  11. The word "rhythm" is the longest word without a vowel.

  12. 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" or "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs"

  13. 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.

  14. ‘I am.’ is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

  15. The longest English word that can be spelled without repeating any letters is ‘uncopyrightable’.

  16. The longest word in English has 45 letters: ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis’! It is a type of lung disease caused by inhaling ash and sand dust.

  17. ‘Queueing’ is the only word with five consecutive vowels. This is a great word to use when you play hangman!

  18. ‘Pronunciation’ is the word which is most mispronounced in the English language!

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