Letter (alphabet)

Letter (alphabet)

A letter is a grapheme in an alphabetic system of writing, such as the Greek alphabet and its descendants. Letters compose phonemes and each phoneme represents a phone (sound) in the spoken form of the language.

Written signs in other writing systems are best called syllabograms (which denote a syllable) or logograms (which denote a word or phrase).

Read more about Letter (alphabet):  Definition and Usage, History, Letter Frequencies

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Letter (alphabet) - Letter Frequencies
... The average distribution of letters or the relative frequency of each letters occurrence in text in a given language can be obtained analyzing large amounts of ... Letterfrequencies vary in different types of writing ...

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