Why is there no 'w' in the Greek alphabet?


Why is there no 'w' in the Greek alphabet?

The Alphabet:

W is a letter in the Latin alphabet. However, it was not used to write Latin. It was a later adaptation needed as the Latin alphabet was used to write other languages. Some languages pronounce the letter W in the same way that we pronounce the letter V in English.

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The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols


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The world's major written languages use different letters, characters, symbols, and diacritics to communicate meaning. Explore the origins of writing, discover how human beings learn to use it, and examine the most common characteristics of the world's major written languages.

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