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Who created the Roman alphabet?

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Originally Answered: Who created Latin Alphabet for Rome? No one created it. The Latin alphabet (minus U, W, and J) comes from the Etruscan alphabet. The Etruscans were a people who lived several centuries BC and ruled much of Italy for a long time.

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Keeping this in view, did the Romans invent the alphabet?

The Greeks built on the Phoenician alphabet by adding vowels sometime around 750 BC. Considered the first true alphabet, it was later appropriated by the Latins (later to become the Romans) who combined it with notable Etruscan characters including the letters “F” and “S”.

where did Roman letters come from? It is generally believed that the Latin alphabet used by the Romans was derived from the Old Italic alphabet used by the Etruscans. That alphabet was derived from the Euboean alphabet used by the Cumae, which in turn was derived from the Phoenician alphabet.

Also asked, who created Latin alphabet?

According to Roman legend, the Cimmerian Sibyl, Carmenta, created the Latin alphabet by adapting the Greek alphabet used in the Greek colony of Cumae in southern Italy. This was introduced to Latium by Evander, her son. 60 years after the Trojan war.

When did the Latin alphabet start?

6th century BC

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