From time to time I will come across a reference to a letter from another alphabet used for one purpose or another, in which the letter is named by name–Greek omega, epsilon, alpha, etc.; Hebrew aleph, beth…;
It always struck me as interesting that, at least as far as I know, the letters of our own alphabet do not have names you can write down, or at least not with official spellings. I mean, they have pronunciations, as per the child’s alphabet song, but they are only listed in the dictionary as if the letter spelled itself. [A (noun). First letter of the alphabet…].
I will accept that the name of the letter A is spelled a, but b should be bee or bea or bie, certainly not “b”,…
Why is there no official spelling for aitch, doubleyew, wigh, cea, etc? Is this generally true of the Roman alphabet as pronounced in other languages as well?
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