Origins of the alphabet

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According to Plato and Aristotle each letter-character have meanings of

«sounds, visuals, human behavior, and weather conditions»,

and every character have an symbolic meaning.


This book attempts to establish and prove the origins of the Greek alphabet as being ultimately derived from the ancient Greeks, and not from the Phoenicians as is widely accepted. Following extensive research, it is my opinion that the complexity of a language, is the result of the building blocks of individual characters or symbols forming the words, those symbols, which have evolved to become the alphabet. Each individual symbol must be able to be interpreted and ‘read’ as individual stand alone characters, the combination and order of which tell a story. Every character or symbol is an icon of an image, a tool, a human activity, or a weather condition. This will be examined and presented in detail throughout, and can be further supported through the modern Greek vowel letters, Υ, Η, Ι,  which phonetically sound as the English letter E, but as symbols have very different meanings. Through examining the letters and their symbolism, and most crucially the order in which they are presented, and as a result deciphering a meaning, reveals the origin of what has evolved to become a language. With this brief outline, it will become apparent that some of the same symbols within the Phoenician language representing different and groundless meanings than the ancient Greek symbols, when creating words have the outcome of an indiscernible result. Countries of western civilisations using the alphabet without any knowledge the meaning of them, the Greek symbols were created specifically only for the Greek language

Plato and Socrates Commenting on the Greek Alphabet


and the symbolic meaning of each character


According to Plato and Aristotle each letter-character have meanings of
«sounds, visuals, human behavior, and weather conditions»,
and every character have an symbolic meaning.
The alphabet described as linear characters, joining lines to create objects of tools and images that we use every day.
British linguist, Sir Arthur Evans known for his translation of previously undecipherable scripts and the theory that Linear B was an archaic form of the Greek language.

If the Phoenicians used the alphabet correctly, their language should have been Greek

Mimicking the sound of R is the running act the sound of rrrrrr any thing that runs.

Mimicking the sound of M visually is a mother giving birth   in sound mama is the word 

Mimicking letter Φ the lantern words that emit light to Phoenicians is monkey (φως= light, φωτιά= fire, φάρος= light house, φανός= roof light, and so many other words)   

Primitive man living in small groups creating words that they only they understood causing problems to other communities to communicate, natural phenomena earth tremors, thunder and rain was not understood they could not explain where it comes from, thinking that some one from above a god is giving them the rain but wen he is angry he throws thunder and fire, the strike of a thunderbolt is giving a sizzling sound Zzzz and they name that Zzzzeus god of rain and thunder, visually the thunderbolt becomes letter symbol 

another example using the tool to build walls for their homes    becomes letter symbol   to write words τέχνη = technology ta ta ta

a cup to hold liquids That became symbol

(words of liquids include the Y letter symbol)  
   Whichever Greek word contains the letter Y indicates the existence of a liquid element

a similar way they created hundreds of symbols as we name them linear symbols, gradually they are reduced to about 30 or less as we know them today  (linear symbols)   

The evolution of the human race and the need to communicate

It is difficult to give an exact chronological time of creation, but I strongly believe that began as early as the stone age.
The evolution of the human race and the need to communicate, resembles the story of the Babel tower of the book of genesis in the bible, people not able to understand each other from one group of people to another and the need to establish a common language was essential. Nowadays we find in caves and in other carvings animal and human images describing the intelligence of prehistoric people leaving their marks of the past, this marks of carvings became symbols progressively those symbols became plentiful and complex linear A and linear B for example. [Prehistoric carvings of Greek symbol characters]

Humans may appeared before hundreds of thousands of years ago all over the earth, the important proposition is to understand the effect of the great quality of differences of civilizations. Whereas civilization doesn't exist without a language. It takes a long process for a language-civilization to mature, for the reason that a language is relevant to habitat and geological conditions of that region, and the long gradual development of it’s people.
   Examining the Greek area we understand the uniqueness from other areas, the friendly conditions of the environment and the variety of food collections but also the discovery of the technique to cultivate the fields and animal breading as a result to develop a proper settlement to the area. Paleolithic Greeks never lived as nomads the mountains the plain and the sea gave them all they needed. No civilization and language can be developed if people don't have permanent homes, In the house Εστία-Hestia the fireplace was a deity, where the fire was never allowed to go out.
Cyclops considered the first to have build their homes within strong walls. “Cyclopean walls are one of the most impressive remains from archaic civilizations. They are found in many places in Greece,


Sounds and optical scenes arranged in three categories were the basic structure of the Greek language

A) Category, sounds and icons originating from natural human surroundings, Played an important role to humans, mimicking natures sounds that were the basic structure of the Greek language.
B) Category, sounds and icons emerging from human activities (work, social communications, feelings of hostility)
C) Category, sounds and icons come from human hypostasis. For various expressions happiness, sorrow, pain, anger, surprise, fear, love, admire, etcetera.

The tablet below, Greek Archaic similar Ionic Alphabet, discovered at Sodo Italy.
(archeological museum Florence)

In my kingdom everything will be burn,
you my son go with a horse to the underworld’s kingdom

LONDON — John Chadwick, a self-effacing linguist who played a key role in deciphering the ancient Greek writings known as Linear B and then spent the rest of his life deflecting credit to his collaborator, has died. Mr. Chadwick died in England on Nov. 24 at age 78.
That was when Mr. Chadwick and colleague Michael Ventris announced they had unlocked the secrets to a puzzle that had confounded scholars for more than half a century, and even determined that Linear B was a style of Greek used 500 years before the age of Homer.

The wooden inscribed sign on the left

The wooden inscribed sign that was recently found in Dispilio of Kastoria.
It was dated by the radioactive carbon (C14) method and is "aged" 7,250 years.
Regardless of the characterization of (definitely Greek) writing that is engraved in it and its decipherment, its discovery literally crushes all theories of dogmatic pseudoscience in the priority areas of culture, distant Greek history, linguistics, history of writing history, "theories" Phoenicianism, Indo-Europeanism, etc. And highlights Greece as the only ancient cradle of civilization.


Phoenician Alphabet 

Linear symbols 
The Greek and the Latin Alphabets 
Plato and Socrates Commenting on the Greek Alphabet 
  Prehistoric carvings of Greek symbol characters 
Greek Alphabetical Numbers
Y, H, I  same in sound different in meaning


The following book of 150 pages is making an effort to explain the argument of Socrates and his group concerning the creation of words by using the proper tool letters  (www.stipsi.gr/alphabet/grammata.pdf)     


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