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Greek alphabet
Α α Alpha Β β Beta
Γ γ Gamma Δ δ Delta
Ε ε Epsilon Ζ ζ Zeta
Η η Eta Θ θ Theta
Ι ι Iota Κ κ Kappa
Λ λ Lambda Μ μ Mu
Ν ν Nu Ξ ξ Xi
Ο ο Omicron Π π Pi
Ρ ρ Rho Σ σ Sigma
Τ τ Tau Υ υ Upsilon
Φ φ Phi Χ χ Chi
Ψ ψ Psi Ω ω Omega
obsolete letters
Ϝ ϝ Digamma Ϻ ϻ San
Ϙ ϙ Qoppa Ϡ ϡ Sampi
Qoppa
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Qoppa

Qoppa is an obsolete letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 90. It has been attested in Linear B glyphs and in early Aeolic and Boeotian scripts. Greek dropped the sound, a labial-velar plosive, it represented in the post-Mycenaean era, and the letter survived for a few more centuries in certain dialects before becoming altogether extinct by pre-Classical times. There are two very different glyphs for qoppa: "archaic Qoppa" (Ϙ ϙ) used to write words and "Numeric Qoppa" (Ϟ ϟ) used in modern Greek legal documentation. The Greek alphabet has been used to write the Greek language since about the 9th century B.C.. It was the first true alphabet and is the oldest alphabet in use today. ... Alpha (uppercase Α, lowercase α) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Beta (upper case Î’, lower case β) is the second letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Gamma (upper case Γ, lower case γ) is the third letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Delta (upper case Δ, lower case δ) is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Epsilon (upper case Ε, lower case ε) is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Zeta (upper case Ζ, lower case ζ) is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet. ... For other meanings of ETA, see ETA (disambig). ... Note: A theta probe is a device for measuring soil moisture. ... Iota (upper case Ι, lower case ι) is the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Kappa (upper case Κ, lower case κ) is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Lambda (upper case Λ, lower case λ) is the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Mu (upper case Îœ, lower case μ) is the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Nu (upper case Ν, lower case ν) is the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Xi (upper case Ξ, lower case ξ) is the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Omicron (upper case Ο, lower case ο, literally small o) is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Pi (upper case Π, lower case π) is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Rho (upper case Ρ, lower case ρ) is the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Sigma (upper case Σ, lower case σ, alternative ς) is the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Tau (upper case Τ, lower case Ï„) is the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Upsilon (upper case , lower case ) is the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Phi (upper case Φ, lower case φ or ) is the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Chi (upper case Χ, lower case χ) is the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Psi (Ψ ψ) is the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 700. ... Omega (Ω ω) is the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Digamma, or Wau, (upper case , lower case ) is an obsolete letter of the Greek alphabet. ... San was a letter of the Greek alphabet, appearing between Pi and Qoppa in alphabetical order, corresponding in position although not in name to the Phoenician tsade. ... Sampi (Upper case Ϡ, lower case ϡ) is an obsolete letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 900. ... Image File history File links GreekQ-01. ... Image File history File links GreekQ-01. ... The Greek alphabet has been used to write the Greek language since about the 9th century B.C.. It was the first true alphabet and is the oldest alphabet in use today. ... Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using letters of the Greek alphabet. ... Linear B script sample Linear B is a script that was used for writing Mycenaean, an early form of the Greek language. ... Linguists use the term Aeolic to describe a set of rather archaic Greek sub-dialects, spoken mainly in Boeotia (a region in Central Greece), in Lesbos (an island close to Asia Minor) and in other Greek colonies. ... Aeolic Greek is a linguistic term used to describe a set of rather archaic Greek sub-dialects, spoken mainly in Boeotia (a region in Central Greece), in Lesbos (an island close to Asia Minor) and in other Greek colonies. ... Labial-velar consonants are doubly articulated at the velum and the lips. ... Mycenaean can have the following meanings: coming from or belonging to the ancient town of Mycenae in Pelloponese in Greece; belonging to the culture of the Mycenaean period of the eastern Mediterranean in the late Bronze Age; the Mycenaean language, an ancient form of Greek, known from inscriptions in Linear...


See also

Qoph is a letter in the Phoenician alphabet, representing a hard Q sound at the back of the throat, which became over time the letter Q in the latin alphabet. ... Categories: Cyrillic letters | Stub ...

External links

  • "Q Followed by U", the evolution of Qoppa, before and after Greek.


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Qoppa (963 words)
Qoppa is an obsolete letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 90.
Qoppa™ Software was founded in 2002 in Atlanta and specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents.
Qoppa was originally borrowed from the Phoenicians, who had /q/ (a voiceless uvular plosive) in their language.
Qoppa Software - Publisher Details (148 words)
Over the years, Qoppa Software™ has been providing solutions to companies all over the world ranging from small business to Fortune 500 companies.
Being a small company has allowed us to remain flexible to work with each customer individually and deliver a solution that fits their unique need in licensing, implementation and deployment.
Qoppa Software™ offers an entire suite of products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document workflows.
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