my paper The letter 'G'

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The letter 'G' was introduced in the Old Latin period as a variant of 'C' to distinguish voiced /É¡/ from voiceless /k/. The recorded originator of 'G' is freedman Spurius Carvilius Ruga, the first Roman to open a fee-paying school, who taught around 230 BC.

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my paperThe letter 'G' was introduced in theOld Latin periodas a variant of 'C' to distinguish voiced//from voiceless/k/. The recorded originator of 'G' is freedmanSpurius Carvilius Ruga, the first Roman to open a fee-paying school, who taught around 230 BC. At this time, 'K' had fallen out of favor, and 'C', which had formerly represented both//and/k/before open vowels, had come to express/k/in all environments. Ruga's positioning of 'G' shows thatalphabetic orderrelated to the letters' values asGreek numeralswas a concern even in the 3rd century BC. Sampson (1985) suggests that: "Evidently the order of the alphabet was felt to be such a concrete thing that a new letter could be added in the middle only if a 'space' was created by the dropping of an old letter."[2]According to some records, the original seventh letter, 'Z', had been purged f

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