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What is the alphabet for?

Irina Gromyak
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What is the alphabet for?

In the middle of the third millennium BC, the alphabet was invented. Today, the Russian alphabet consists of thirty-three letters. But first, when the Cyrillic alphabet appeared, there were much more characters in it. The Greek alphabet was taken as a basis, letters were added to it, which conveyed the specific sounds used in Slavic speech.

Why do you need an alphabet

Long before the child goes to school, modern parents begin to teach him letters. This happens during the game to interest the child. Letters can be written on cubes with bright colors, there can be other toys. For older guys there are magnetic alphabets. This is the first acquaintance with the alphabet.

When a child goes to school, there he continues to study the alphabet. The orderly arrangement of the letters in it gives us the opportunity to learn all the letters. Each letter has its own sound. These letters make up the words that we use in our lives. From the very first lessons in school, the teacher explains why the alphabet is needed.And as a result, children begin to understand that it is necessary to study it. The alphabet in a convenient form represents all the letters of a language, words are built from letters, and from words - phrases and sentences.

With the help of writing and speaking a person became educated. He can teach other people, pass on his knowledge to other generations and over long distances. And this means that the alphabet is an integral factor of civilization and culture. In modern society, the alphabet helps human communication.

Where is the alphabet used

And why do you need to know the alphabet? Today, having come to the library, we see that the catalog of literature is ordered alphabetically. And it is very convenient for visitors and library workers themselves. After all, at the right time is very easy to find the right book. Alphabetically, there are medical cards on the shelves of clinics. The cards are arranged in accordance with the first letter of the patient's last name. Every day, opening our diaries and phone books, we see that the letters of the alphabet are printed on the edge of the pages. So it is more convenient to take notes and find the necessary information. Also in our mobile phones, the phonebook list is alphabetically compiled.All sorts of reference books and dictionaries are developed on the same principle. And remember again the first class, the teacher also made a list of students alphabetically.

You can give a lot of examples where we use the alphabet. Each country has its own alphabet, but the principle of using it is the same. It is difficult to imagine a situation if we did not have the alphabet or could not use it.


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