Alphabetic language

alphabetic language
human language
A written human language in which symbols reflect the pronunciation of the words. Examples are English, Greek, Russian, Thai, Arabic and Hebrew. Alphabetic languages contrast with ideographic languages.
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This is as incorrect as to call a language an alphabetic language.
The English Language Robert Gordon Latham


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