10 Incredibly Fun Facts About The Alphabet


English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world so it is not surprising that so many people want to learn how to speak English. Here are a few facts about the English Alphabet that you should know.

The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E.

If you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue every letter will sound the same.

The 26 letters of the English alphabet make up more than 40 distinct sounds.

The word "rhythm" is the longest word without a vowel.

The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has 3 syllables (all others have 1).

1 out of every 8 letters written is an E.

The English word alphabet comes (via Latin) from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha and beta.

The longest word in English which doesn't use the letter E is floccinaucinihilipilification.

A sentence which contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet is called a pangram. A famous pangram is: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" or "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs"

About 100 languages use the same alphabet like in English which makes it one of the most widely used alphabets in the world. While some languages have a few more and others a few less, they all share the 23 core letters originally found in the Roman alphabet.