Greek Alphabet Greek civilization laid the foundation for many of the accomplishments of the western world. the Greeks took the Phoenician or North Semitic alphabet and changed five consonants to vowels. Greeks applied geometric structure and order to the uneven Phoenician characters, converting them into art forms of great harmony and beauty. greeks developed Boustrophedon writing method-for every other line reads in the opposite direction.
The Hardest Languages to Learn infographic. Great for visual learners! I can't wait to show this in Sp1 next semester when a student complains that Spanish is soooo hard. Then I'll give them all my examples of how Spanish structure and pronunciation are logical, and English is the harder of the two. If a student ever complains again, various classmates invariably respond, "Man, you're loco!" as they start siting my examples.
Thank You in 30 Different Languages This shows how some things might not look the same or even sound similar across different languages but are still expressed. "Thank you" is a universal concept, it is important to people to be able to express gratitude. So, languages (cultures) have evolved to include words with the agreed upon meaning to express the concept.