[B-Greek] Greek letters discontinued

Kevin Woodruff cierpke at prodigy.net
Tue Jul 15 09:55:31 EDT 2003


Mitch:

The letters digamma/stigma, koppa, and sampi dropped
out of the Greek alphabet, It was made official in 403
B.C. when Athens officially adopted the Ionian
alphabet over the Attic alphabet. so if you have to
have an official date, then 403 B. C. would be a
choice

Kevin 

--- Mitch Larramore <mitchlarramore at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Can someone tell me what happened to the following
> Greek letters? Did they all stop being used at the
> same time and for the same reason?
> 
> Digamma
> San
> Koppa
> 
> 
> 
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