ABCD


ABCD … English alphabet, which is one of most usable alphabets in the world as many people are using it. Actually this English is a language of West Germanic, related to Scots, Dutch, Frisian and German. And it is with a significant amount of vocabulary from Old Norse, Norman French, Latin and Greek, and loanwords from many other languages also. It is said that approximately 341 million people are speaking English as their native language. As a second language, there are about 267 million speak this English in over 104 countries. Some of countries are UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, and the Cook Islands.
When we look into the history of English, it runs to 5th Century AD. It had grown from Germanic languages. But Angles, Saxons, Jutes and other Germanic Tribes had brought this to Britain. So that language was called as Anglo-Saxon or Old English. And it was began to act in writing during the 5th century AD.
With passing time, the printing was introduced by Britain in around 1469 by William Caxton. Then then in 1604, the first English dictionary was published by Robert Cawdrey’s Table Alphabeticall. Before 17th century, English spread from England to Wales, Scotland and other parts of the British Isles, and also to Ireland only. But from 17th century onwards, it was spread to other parts of the world via trade and colonization. That’s how modern English – abcd came to use. Even in Sri Lanka, we are using abcd – English alphabet as our second language. So, it is essential to know the abcd English alphabet. And abcd is useful to teach our kids the English language since their childhood.

ABCD – Modern English Alphabet

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Even using same English letters – abcd, there is a different of pronunciations from country to country. The vowels and diphthongs used in standard varieties of English spoken in the USA, Australia, England, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland and Wales. The significant different comes from the vowel sounds.abcd

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