Why do they say zed instead of Z?

Why do they say zed instead of Z?

Much of our modern alphabet comes directly from the Greek alphabet, including a letter, that looked just like our Z, that the Greeks called zeta. Zeta evolved into the French zede, which in turn gave us zed as English was shaped by Romance languages like French.

How do you pronounce the letter Z in English?

In short, the British pronounce Z as /zd/ (zed) whereas Americans pronounce it as /zi/ (zee). Note that the same pronunciation is naturally used also in the plural: the plural of Z, denoted Zs, Z’s or z’s, is pronounced as /zdz/ (zedz) in the UK and /ziz/ (zeez) in the US.

How do you say Z in French?

It’s pronounced ee-grec in French. Don’t forget to pronounce grec with the French r sound! Z, exactly like the English letter Z if you’re not American, that is! Sorry, my American readers, this letter is pronounced zed, not zee, in French.

Why is Z the last letter in the alphabet?

Z may be the last letter in alphabetical order, but the last letter added to our alphabet was actually J. It was just a fancier way of writing the letter I called a swash. When lowercase is were used as numerals, the lowercase j marked the end of a series of ones, like XIIJ or xiij for 13.

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