How is the alphabet ordered? Did it just happened to be randomly ordered that way? It's not ordered by amount of usage, not that it was possibleto count anyway back then when the alphabet was developed...
Is there any particular reason?
The order of our alphabet comes from the ancient Phoenician alphabet, which the Greeks adopted and altered for their own use around 2,800 years ago. The Latin alphabet we still use today is directly descended from it.
None at all. It just happened to be the first letter. One of them is going to have to lol.
has something to do with the syllables & consonants. look it up.
or consonants & syllables
what do you say?
paper, rock, scissors
rock, paper, scissors
hmm because people say it differenty
that is something we will never kno..lol. thats like saying why is red called red, y couldnt it been called blue.lol same difference
Why don't you mind other things rather than the order of the alphabet or the order of saying words? There's no reason for you to make it a big deal. Right? LOL!
Well using my imagination here, I'll say the reason a is before b could be randomly chosen or just by following the alphabets each alphabets have complex sounds as the decline from a to z.. Another explanation would be that when you describe someone as being (a) warm person is completely different from (b)eing warm.. We tend to say things such as spoon and fork or black and white only because of it being the way we've been cultured to say it as. So our brain tells us it makes sense rather than saying white and black (again complexity)..
Just a theory :-)
The reason words go before other words, in my opinion, is because it is easier to continue speaking after a hard consonant sound. The "ck" sound in "black" has a definite end, and can then continue with and "white." Same thing with "salt and pepper;" the 't' is "salt" is harder than "r," which kind of rolls, in "pepper." It just flows more naturally without the risk of the "r" rolling into the "and," because the end of the sound can be drawn out.
Try it. Say "Rrrrrrrrrrrrr" outloud. You can do it. Now try "Ttttttt." You can sort of do it, but the initial "T" can only last so long, and then you just sustain more of a "ahhhhhhh" sound. Now try "Kkkkkkkkkkk." The reason for this is how the tounge strikes the back of the teeth for the different sounds.
In the case of "spoon and fork," it is unique. Normally I'd assume the "k: sound would go first, but it is a unique sound in this case... "ork." With this pairing, the "n" must be the more distinctly emphasized sound.
With "ebony and ivory," "ebony" has two hard sounds "b" and "n," whereas the "v" and "r" in "ivory" are longer or softer... or whatever you want to call it.
As for the alphabet, I have on idea. I mean, I suppose ours is based on the Greek (or Latin?) alphabet, but I don't know why they did theirs the way they did. Something had to be first, I suppose!
Long long back, may be it was decided by how an infant starts verbalizing. Like- aaa, then ba ba ba etc. This inspired the fellow who created the alphabets.
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