What are letters?

  • (noun): The literary culture.
    Example: "This book shows American letters at its best"
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Some articles on letters, letter:

Spelling
... Spelling is the writing of one or more words with letters and diacritics ... spelling or the process of naming the letters ... sounds of the language into alphabetic letters, but phonetic spellings are exceptions in many languages for various reasons ...
Rosa Luxemburg - Life - Germany
... The recently published Letters of Rosa Luxemburg shed important light on Rosa Luxemburg’s life in Germany ... and Mail “The three decades covered by the 230 letters in this collection provide the context for her major contributions as a political activist, feminist and writer ... was a way of life,” and yet that the letters also challenge the stereotype of “Red Rosa” as a stupid fighter ...
Zita (Hittite Prince)
... and probably the brother of Suppiluliuma I, (Šuppiluliumaš of the letters), in the 382–letter correspondence called the Amarna letters ... The letters were mostly sent to the pharaoh of Egypt from 1350-1335 BC, but other internal letters, vassal-state letters, and epics, also word texts, are ... Zita's letter to the Egyptian pharaoh is addressed to someone at the Egyptian court ...
Vehicle Registration Plates Of Indonesia - Registration Plate Design - Design Convention
... plate in Indonesia follows the following format LL NNNN LL where "L" are letters of the Latin alphabet, and "N" and numbers from "0" to "9" (note that the first ... The first single or double letters denote the area of registration ... This is then followed by one or two letters although they may be optional ...
Epistle - Ancient Greece and Rome
... The letters of Cicero are one of the most important sources on the history of the late Roman Republic and preserve features of colloquial Latin not always in evidence ... The letters of Pliny the Younger likewise are studied as both examples of Latin prose with self-conscious literary qualities and sources for historical information ... collections of verse epistles, composed in elegiac couplets the Heroides, letters written in the person of legendary women to their absent lovers and the Tristia and Ex Ponto, written in first ...

More definitions of "letters":

  • (noun): Scholarly attainment.
    Example: "He is a man of letters"

Famous quotes containing the word letters:

    ... all my letters are read. I like that. I usually put something in there that I would like the staff to see. If some of the staff are lazy and choose not to read the mail, I usually write on the envelope “Legal Mail.” This way it will surely be read. It’s important that we educate everybody as we go along.
    Jean Gump, U.S. pacifist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 10, by Studs Terkel (1988)

    Bolkenstein, a Minister, was speaking on the Dutch programme from London, and he said that they ought to make a collection of diaries and letters after the war. Of course, they all made a rush at my diary immediately. Just imagine how interesting it would be if I were to publish a romance of the “Secret Annexe.” The title alone would be enough to make people think it was a detective story.
    Anne Frank (1929–1945)

    How do we know, then, when a code’s been cracked? ... when we are right? ... when do we know if we have even received a message? Why, naturally, when, upon one set of substitutions, sense emerges like the outline under a rubbing; when a single tentative construal leads to several; when all the sullen letters of the code cry TEAM! after YEA! has been, by several hands, uncovered.
    William Gass (b. 1924)