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What European alphabet has the most letters?

Question #96943. Asked by author.
Last updated May 13 2021.

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I'll take a stab at this one:

The modern Bulgarian alphabet has 30 letters.

The Modern Bulgarian Period started in the 15th century, but the modern literary language, which is quite different from Old Bulgarian, formed only during the 19th century.

Until that time St. Climent's original Cyrillic alphabet, containing 44 letters for 44 sounds, had been used; however, by the 19th century the Bulgarian sound system had changed dramatically and contained fewer sounds.

That necessitated an alphabet reform which reduced the number of letters used from 44 to 32; this modified alphabet was used until the Orthographic reform of 1945.

Most letters in the Bulgarian alphabet stand for one specific sound and that sound only.


Response last updated by Terry on May 13 2021.
Jun 24 2008, 8:22 PM
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The Anglo-Saxon Futharc has 34

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_runes

The Czech alphabet has 42 graphemes (which could be called letters).

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_alphabet

Jun 25 2008, 1:19 AM
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The Hungarian alphabet.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_alphabet

One sometimes speaks of the smaller and greater Hungarian alphabet, depending on whether the letters Q, W, X, Y which can only be found in foreign words and traditional orthography of names are listed, or not.

There are 44 letters in the (greater) Hungarian alphabet.




Response last updated by gtho4 on May 06 2017.
Jun 25 2008, 7:45 PM
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The longest European alphabet is Slovak alphabet.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovak_orthography#Alphabet

Slovak alphabet has 46 letters which makes it longest European alphabet.


Response last updated by gtho4 on Sep 03 2018.
May 05 2017, 10:58 AM
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The Latin-derived Slovak alphabet, which has 46 letters, is the longest European alphabet.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabet

Jul 30 2018, 2:05 PM
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