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    From an aesthetic point of view? Personally I like Hangul (Korean alphabet)

    So what's yours?
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    the english one. it begins with a b c
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    I like the look of Greek and Russian even though I don't know what it means.
    Arabic also looks nice, Hebrew isn't bad either.
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    alphabetti spaghetti
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    (Original post by Sir Jonathan)
    the english one. it begins with a b c
    I hate to be the one the break it to you, but there's no such thing as the English alphabet. The English language uses the Latin alphabet I'm afraid.
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    I quite like the Japanese Hiragana, though it's a syllabary and not an alphabet.
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    Arabic, Greek and Russian looks pretty interesting to me.
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    It is very difficult for me to distinguish my favourite alphabet. The Latin alphabet has taken over pretty much the majority of Indo-European languages, and some Austro-Asiatic languages. However personally, I would say my favourite alphabet is the Gaelic varient of the Latin alphabet and Devanagari.
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    (Original post by Chucklefiend)
    From an acetic point of view? Personally I like Hangul (Korean alphabet)

    So what's yours?
    Acetic? You mean aesthetic?

    And uh, there are plenty of orthographies that aren't alphabets. Naturally I adore the Chinese, Japanese and Korean scripts.
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    <3 cyrillic
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    (Original post by Sir Jonathan)
    the english one. it begins with a b c
    This is the Latin one
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    I've always though Tolkien's alphabet for his Elvish languages was beautiful.
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    (Original post by Xurvi)
    I quite like the Japanese Hiragana, though it's a syllabary and not an alphabet.
    Hiragana looks really really pretty, although when all three writing systems (hiragana, katagana + kanji) all get meshed together then I don't find it so pretty anymore

    The korean alphabet looks really interesting too, especially when Koreans write in them. I have never seen more systematic handwriting.
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    Devanagari

    But really, I don't know
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    I don't have a favourite alphabet, but I've always thought that Spanish looks really really pretty on paper (perhaps it's the accent marks and the ñ letter?)

    Although ... I really like the cyrillic script because it looks so cryptic to those who can't read it, and I love love love love the look of the Javanese script. So floral and beautiful :love: I might try learning to write in it...
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)


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    Nice! Some of them look sooo hard to write though!
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    ???? ??????! *mother russia!*
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    Cyrillic is lovely. Especially when you learn how to transliterate it into the Latin alphabet and suddenly you can see the English translation for the word. Only works in a few cases but I love it when it does.
 
 
 
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