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Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;

Postby Ptahhotep » Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:39 pm

I have been reading a few websites lately which mention three Greek letters that disappeared completely by classical Greek; Digamma, Koppa, and Stigma. Were there more letters that went out of use by the classical era? I have one source which says that there were more letters which are no longer in use today. I am curious about this. Also, I'd like to know what they looked like, particularly the Stigma, and what order they came in the alphabet.<br /><br />Thanks!
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Re:Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;

Postby mingshey » Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:44 am

You could grasp some idea comparing related alphabets, i.e. phoenician, greek, old italic, etruscan, etc.<br /><br />http://www.omniglot.com/writing/atoz.htm<br /><br />And somebody I found from the web says:<br /><br />http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/b-greek/2002-November/023319.html<br /><br />And another guy says:<br /><br />http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/b-greek/2002-November/023320.html<br /><br />Yuo might want to read all the posts on this subject:<br /><br />http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/b-greek/2002-November/subject.html#23313
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Re:Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;

Postby Keesa » Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:39 am

Whew! Talk about comprehensive research! ;) <br /><br />Neat sites, mingshey.
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Re:Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;

Postby Lex » Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:40 pm

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Re:Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;

Postby Ptahhotep » Tue Sep 23, 2003 6:55 pm

Yes, I think see now. Thanks for the help. Don't forget to look at this page about Ancient Greek numerals:<br />http://mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu/grk202/vocabulary/greek_numerals.html.
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