I have absolutely no formal linguistics background, but I enjoy learning about it a lot. I’ve seen multiple times before how the alphabet mutated from Roman times to our own:
- The letter “J” was a creation based on the letter “I”, when it sounded like a consonant;
- The letters “U” and “W” were created at different moments to reflect different uses of the letter “V” (more or less, but this isn’t the point)
- The letter “Z” was removed from the alphabet but was added back in later (hence its placement)
But one thing caught my eye the most. See, if you look at the alphabet, “I” comes before “J”; “U”, “V” and “W” are consecutive as well.
However, “G”, which was created from “C” to clarify its possible pronunciations, comes only 4 places after “C” itself. Why is this? Does anyone know why some person went out of their way to place “G” away from “C”, shifting many letters away?
I looked around a bit, with no luck. But, again, I’m an amateur, so I don’t even really know WHERE to look…
Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!