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31 August 2006

Coptic Alphabet












- used from 4th century AD for writing the Coptic language
- it mainly uses greek letters
- letters for the sound which weren't used by Greeks are derived from Demotic script
- 31 letters



















This is how the signs are called (with transliteration below):
(follow in the table - from top to bottom)


1st column

alfa
a

beta
b, v

gamma
g

delta
d

eie
e

sou
(so)

zeta
z

eeta
ē

theta
th


2nd column

iota
i, y

kapa
k

lavla
l

mi
m

ni
n

exsi
ks, x

o
o

pi
p


3rd column

ro
r

sima
s

tav
t

epsilon
v, u, y

fi
ph, f

ki
kh

epsi
ps

oou
ō


4th column

shai
sh

fai
f

khai
h

hori
h

janja
g, j

chima
c, kj, ch

ti
ti

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