Here are entered general and comparative works dealing with the Semitic alphabet and its ancient and modern derivatives, or with similar series of characters employed to represent the sounds of a language.
Works on the process or result of recording language in the form of conventionalized visible marks or graphic signs on a surface are entered under Writing. Works on the writing of a particular language are entered under the name of the language with subdivisions Alphabet and Writing, e.g. Greek language -- Alphabet; Egyptian language -- Writing. Works on systems of writing used by several peoples are entered under Writing, followed by the name of the system, e.g. Writing, Arabic.
Works on variations in the style of writing in the past, and especially with ancient and medieval handwriting, are entered under Paleography.
Works on written languages as a form of communication or discourse are entered under Written communication.
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- Latin alphabet
- Letters of the alphabet
- Roman alphabet
Filed under: Unicode (Computer character set)
Filed under: Alphabet rhymes|
Filed under: English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literatureFiled under: Alphabets
- A, Apple Pie, by Kate Greenaway (page images and HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)
- An A.B.C. of Golf, by a Victim (New York: Blanchard Press, c1898), by De Witt Clinton Falls (PDF (enter the title of the book to get to the PDF) at USGA Museum)
- The Absurd ABC (London and New York: John Lane, c1874), by Walter Crane (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML)
- Comic Animals and their Adventures; With Alphabet and Rhymes (ca. 1880), illust. by George H. Thompson and Louis Wain (illustrated HTML at Gutenberg Canada)
- Footsteps on the Road to Learning: or, The Alphabet in Rhyme (New Haven: S. Babcock, 1850) (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML)
- Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, Etc., by Edward Lear (illustrated HTML at nonsenselit.org)
Filed under: Morse code -- Fiction
Filed under: Aljamía
Filed under: Grantha alphabet -- Study and teaching
Filed under: Cherokee language -- AlphabetFiled under: Oriya language -- Alphabet
Filed under: Sanskrit language -- India -- Tamil Nadu -- AlphabetFiled under: Telugu language -- Alphabet
- Ames' Guide to Self Instruction in Practical and Artistic Penmanship (1894), by Daniel T. Ames (page images at iampeth.com)
- Collection of Penmanship (1921), by C. C. Canan (page images at iampeth.com)
- La Operina (in Italian, with English translation and commentary), by Ludovico degli Arrighi, ed. by Gunnlaugur S. E. Briem (zipped PDF at operina.com)
- The New Zanerian Alphabets: An Instructor in Roundhand, Engrossing, Designing, Etc. (Columbus, OH: Zaner and Bloser, c1900), by C. P. Zaner (page images at iampeth.com)
- Studies in Pen Art (1914), by William Edward Dennis (page images at iampeth.com)
Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms.
Filed under: Writing -- History