Alphabets Alphabets, or phonemic alphabets, are sets of letters, usually arranged in a fixed order, each of which represents one or more phonemes, both consonants and vowels, in the language they are used to write. In some case combinations of letters are used to represent single phonemes, as in the English sh, ch and th. The Greeks created the first phonemic alphabet when they adapted the Phoenican alphabet to write Greek. They used a number of Phoenician letters that represented consonant sounds not present in Greek to write Greek vowels. Country Rankings 2013 - Country comparisons, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Flags, Maps, Political System NON-CIA RANKS NOTE: The rankings in this catecory, "NON-CIA RANKS", are not derived from the current world fact book. Consequently some are not based on current data. In certain cases current data is not available. For example, the World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems was last produced in 2000, and the WHO no longer produces such a ranking table, because of the complexity of the task. Most country rankings in the main categories, Population, Geography, Economy, Transportation| Communications, Military, Government are derived from the current CIA world factbook.
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Alphabet The result is a strange system whose symbols were very similar to Egyptian hieroglyphs, but recorded a language related to Phoenician and Hebrew. The result was the Proto-Sinaitic, also known as Proto-Canaanite. What made this the beginning of the alphabet, and not Egyptian hieroglyphs themselves? The result is simple as the Greek letter's name alpha. The word alpha in Greek does not mean anything at all, but in the original West Semitic form 'aleph it carried the meaning of "ox".
Statistical Review of World Energy 2013 The Statistical Review provides comprehensive, high-quality objective and globally consistent data on world energy markets Energy trends How much will demand for energy grow in the next two decades? By 2035 which country will transform itself from an energy importer to an exporter? Which country will be energy self-sufficient by 2035? Find out here Hospitals Around The World by Region - Expatriates Search Guide to Hospitals & Health Care by Geographical Location by phalinn on Flickr One of the biggest considerations for expats when choosing where to move and live abroad is their access to healthcare. In many parts of the world, quality medical care is available at a fraction of the price that it would cost in places like the United States.
Armed Forces of the World Database Armed Forces of the World Data current to 2002-2008 European Nations | Middle East Nations | American Nations East Asian Nations | African Nations | South Asian Nations The charts shows key data on most of the world's nations as of mid-2008. One very important things to keep in mind is that a small number of nations possess the majority of the worlds economic power and population. Just eight nations (U.S., China, Japan, Germany, France, India, Britain and Russia) possess two thirds of the world's economic activity (GDP), 51 percent of the population and 31 percent of the real estate. Plug & socket types Last update: 9 January 2014 There are 15 types of electrical outlet plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), starting with A and moving through the alphabet.
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