This article is about sets of letters used in written languages. The Proto-Canaanite script, later known as the Phoenician alphabet, is the english alphabetic character fully phonemic script.
Thus the Phoenician alphabet is considered to be the first alphabet. Many languages use modified forms of the Latin alphabet, with additional letters formed using diacritical marks. Alphabets are usually associated with a standard ordering of letters. This makes them useful for purposes of collation, specifically by allowing words to be sorted in alphabetical order.