10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet

  • Published on Jan 11, 2018
  • Think you know the English language? Here are 10 letters folks used to use, but didn't quite stand the test of time. Elemenopee, my homies.

Comments • 12 398

    FAMWEE FOOD 9 minutes ago +1

    I thought u meant letters u kicked from the alphabet... Eheah

  • David Ban
    David Ban 2 hours ago

    Wow I would check it out but I don't care it is interesting though

  • Joeizbest
    Joeizbest 3 hours ago

    Why don’t we get rid of c?

  • Generic
    Generic 6 hours ago

    UuuU doesn't look quite as good as UwU tho. Don't kill W I guess

  • Themo1234562
    Themo1234562 7 hours ago

    number 4, T H -O- A T

  • Ahmed Barzaq
    Ahmed Barzaq 7 hours ago


  • wafi3a
    wafi3a 15 hours ago


  • HamHam
    HamHam 16 hours ago

    I do not understand the fricatives

  • lena
    lena 17 hours ago

    æ is basically ä and long s is ß
    Germany says hi

  • Coach Jobal
    Coach Jobal 17 hours ago

    A B C D E F G H I J
    K L M N O P Q R S
    T U V W X Y Z And &! ^_^

  • Prøxy W3K
    Prøxy W3K 18 hours ago

    Fuckiŋ sick

  • sapphic summers
    sapphic summers 20 hours ago

    *oh* so

  • Akka5000
    Akka5000 21 hour ago

    þe cat æther

  • opal dynamite
    opal dynamite 22 hours ago

    Shrek be like

  • Sinful Nugget
    Sinful Nugget 23 hours ago


  • Emil Steilsson
    Emil Steilsson Day ago

    In Icelandic þ is pronounced a hard th, as in thing or thumb.

  • flammy oH
    flammy oH Day ago

    i use “&” all the time 🗿

  • Monica T
    Monica T Day ago

    Me & Yooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuu

  • prado
    prado Day ago

    In portuguese we had to add letters to standardize the alphabet. K, Y and W were not part of the alphabet untill 2009

  • The Jackass Linguist

    I mean, the 3 is a Z in every Cyrillic script variant and that's never been an issue...Also, cursive Z looks like a 3 so make up your mind English! Do you want it or not

  • Sawyer Brookman
    Sawyer Brookman Day ago

    Actually, copy and paste to use them

  • DocTaff
    DocTaff Day ago

    Officer Crabtree, is that you?

  • CosmicBeeen
    CosmicBeeen Day ago

    the two "u"'s weren't called double u, but the two "v"'s are called double u.


  • JGFallways16K
    JGFallways16K Day ago

    a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z å æ ø
    29 letters
    a á b c cs d dz dzs e é f g gy h i í j k l ly m n ny o ó ö ő p q r s sz t ty u ú ü ű v w x y z zs
    44 letters

  • Rock Man
    Rock Man Day ago

    What about the artist formerly known as Prince?

  • MichaelAutism90526

    i still use the "&"

  • Spongyoshi!
    Spongyoshi! Day ago

    Great interesting & entertaining video!

  • czarkol
    czarkol Day ago

    In Poland we have ł instead of wynn

  • Gysan
    Gysan Day ago

    J.R.R.Tolkien was a funny guy.
    He kept a lot of these letters in his elwish writting system Tengwar. (The writting seeing on the one ring as an example.)
    - Some of them right off, as the thorn-sign (meaning the full word "the") and the 3-look alike sing. However using as that long ss/zz sound.
    - Some by the sound, but with a elwish new letter. Th, dh, gh, ng, rg, and... and so on.
    When learning these letters as a nerdy teenager it was a big growth for me to understand english sounds as a non english native speaker. :-)
    Tengwar have different letters for 'th' and 'dh', when do you use the later in english?

  • Gysan
    Gysan Day ago

    Old english really make me understand how it relate to other germanic languages. :-)
    Though = (Swedish) Dock.
    With that non-silent 'gh' sound it make sence.
    Scandinavian/Nordic countries kept the in-between wovels. Æ, Ø, for Norway Denmark and Iceland. Å, Ä, Ö signs for Sweden, Finland, Estonia and so on.

  • Calvin Fulgencio

    Evolution of B (Actaully Not)
    (1981?) B
    (2000) ß
    (10000) 🅱️

  • Le Roumain qui aime le Français

    Romanian : Ș,Ț,Ă,Â,Î :) At least this looks normal, compared to "ß" :)

  • kingfin
    kingfin Day ago

    pœ is störed in the bælls

  • Hellbanisher Rockz

    Æ it’s on my keyboard why is it extinct

  • Dragon Platinum
    Dragon Platinum Day ago


  • Julian Wales
    Julian Wales Day ago

    &&&&&& i have and engilsh keyboard &&&&&&

  • BaconBot 62
    BaconBot 62 Day ago

    Æ Œ

  • Monica T
    Monica T Day ago

    But how do you get þese on Mobile?

  • Sean Stenberg
    Sean Stenberg 2 days ago


  • Ur Mean
    Ur Mean 2 days ago +1


  • ロックマン
    ロックマン 2 days ago

    This video is cringey.

  • ロックマン
    ロックマン 2 days ago

    The long s rules are pretty clear actually.

  • WistfulAZ0990 WistfulAZ0990

    hmm... Grey, Gray, or Græy?

  • Jonathan Vera
    Jonathan Vera 2 days ago

    Wynn is like Polish ł

  • Jonathan Vera
    Jonathan Vera 2 days ago

    I don’t think thorn and eth are really that useless. They have helped me teach my mom English so she knows how to differentiate between the voiced dental fricative and voiceless dental fricative. Yes us native English speakers really know how to differentiate between the two, but somebody who is learning has a harder time doing so.

  • xIlluminatinq_CU
    xIlluminatinq_CU 2 days ago

    we still use these in my school, and its in America so i was kinda confused but then I realized that no one else uses it and now we want to kill ourselves

  • Lui L.
    Lui L. 2 days ago

    I just knew much of them because I am learning phoenetic

  • ZanMan Not Just Gaming

    I have a sister named Wynn omg

  • simoneon35
    simoneon35 2 days ago

    Wynn is still used in Poland, we write it Ł ł, we read w as v and v doesn't exist in this language

  • Leon Pascal Bendlin
    Leon Pascal Bendlin 2 days ago

    Æ is still used in Norwegian and some other Languages you dushbag!

  • Quenlin B
    Quenlin B 2 days ago

    I want someone to write me a little paragraph story with every single one of these letters included... please😁

  • Eran Sanderatne
    Eran Sanderatne 2 days ago

    do you think the letter x will be removed

  • borderlandsgamer9001

    Wait so was eth used for the voiced or voiceless dental fricative?

  • ASCII Skull
    ASCII Skull 3 days ago

    uuouu þis was Đe best thiņ ever

  • Maximus wire
    Maximus wire 3 days ago

    7:05 get your own pose ya dumb 3 poser

  • Well This Sucks
    Well This Sucks 3 days ago +1

    *Scottish people cringing at the pronunciation of ‘ch’ in the distance*

  • Peter Elliott
    Peter Elliott 3 days ago

    I wish 'ae' was still in the alphabet. No clue why, but I do.

  • LateBorg
    LateBorg 3 days ago

    Đ is still used in croatia but its used like DJI

  • 8 Bitfan
    8 Bitfan 3 days ago

    well i can speak german serbian and english and the ae oe and ue where transfromed to ä ö ü Ä Ö Ü

  • 8 Bitfan
    8 Bitfan 3 days ago

    well eth is still used in some slavic countries and im one too it means dj pronounce gerrald and take the g and there the dj

  • Joedoes
    Joedoes 3 days ago

    Þhis is auufome

  • mike costa
    mike costa 3 days ago

    I like dem ÆTYUIØ0ŁK lool

  • Alessandra’s Beauty Videos

    This is my jam 😍 I love languages in general and reading tirelessly about etymology, their morphological evolution through the centuries, relationship among languages, etc. Several years ago, I found some old English documents. It was fascinating to see, how much more the language resembled German. It’s funny to compare the words now, and how we have so many strong consonants or combinations that shouldn’t be silent or shouldn’t sound the way they do. Knight, know? You’ve got to admit, a silent k is crazy. But as a matter of fact, the letter used to have a sound and there were alternative spellings.
    English in its modern encompass is one of the youngest languages. Other languages formed and achieved its modern versions much sooner, but I believe that by coming late to the party, the language has achieved a “lightness” to it, an agility and flexibility older languages don’t have. In my experience with other languages, English is condensed (other languages have so many more words to learn and many more rules), simple conjugations (we don’t have assigned endings in number or gender per pronoun), extremely flexible overall (we can bend the “rules” oftentimes and even make a noun into a verb) and this flexibility awards then language to change and adapt more rapidly in comparison to others.
    You should make a video comparing old English to German and how they started to separate more and more. The old sounds, letter combinations, etc. Loved the video! 👍🏼

  • Soupreme -
    Soupreme - 3 days ago

    🅱️ ī§ mý łąňğůåģə møfø

  • Rainbowcreep 1
    Rainbowcreep 1 3 days ago


  • Alex Calabrese
    Alex Calabrese 4 days ago


  • Caleb Hawk
    Caleb Hawk 4 days ago

    I always wondered why Thorn wasn't kept. Like having a single letter for th just makes sense

  • sariputraa
    sariputraa 4 days ago

    for earth :'D

  • Monica Ceballos
    Monica Ceballos 4 days ago


  • Emil Jørgensen
    Emil Jørgensen 4 days ago

    Ææ Øø Åå are normal characters in Denmark. Just look at my name

  • harsh vardhan - clash royale

    This ass and that ass .

  • Gilmaris
    Gilmaris 4 days ago

    "that" is certainly not a letter - it's the word "that" in shorthand. You said so yourself.
    As for yogh, it looks a lot like the cursive Z, and I have no idea why the cursive Z should look like a 3. I guess _three_ symbols that look the same is a crowd, thou3.

  • Fandom guy
    Fandom guy 4 days ago

    I love how Y and Z used to be Y Z and

  • James Isaac
    James Isaac 4 days ago

    Do you know a dvorok keyboard is?

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  • go commit I don’t feel so good

    so you mean æcęr

  • go commit I don’t feel so good

    I almost thought your utoob name is autsinimcool

  • Fandom guy
    Fandom guy 4 days ago

    6:56 Ironically looks more like a double V.

  • Fandom guy
    Fandom guy 4 days ago

    4:16 Familiarly Asian.

  • Nathaniel Jacobs
    Nathaniel Jacobs 4 days ago

    “The sound ‘wuh’ doesn’t really get a lot of airtime in that circle (Latin)”.
    Um, that’s 100% wrong. It’s incredibly common in Latin: “servus”, “equus”, “voco”, “vocas”, “vini, vidi, vici”!!! “voluntas”

  • Maciej Kozaczyk
    Maciej Kozaczyk 5 days ago

    We can drop out some letters from polish too cuz you can hear any difference between many of them and in half of the words we just need to remember which to use (like rz & ż, u & ó, h & ch) but many decades ago it was hearable

  • Nicolas Levet
    Nicolas Levet 5 days ago

    Someting funny about long and short s in old French: there are a lot of "s" that are not pronouced in French, end of plural names for example, so the long s was used for pronounced s.

  • Ansie Le Roux
    Ansie Le Roux 5 days ago +2

    In Russian we have a letter Зз - it makes the sound [z]. I’ve never met a person who’d confused it with the number :)
    We also have a letter Чч, which makes the sound [ch]

  • Zylon
    Zylon 5 days ago

    All i knew is that j wasn’t a letter until like 1800’s or 1600’s something like this

  • conoce las letras Best dvd ever Luxo jr lover

    Ethel and ash where used in Norwegian

  • gerald misa
    gerald misa 5 days ago

    😂😂laughed the whole video

  • ProjectDoesGames
    ProjectDoesGames 5 days ago


  • Pérez Álvaro
    Pérez Álvaro 5 days ago

    It is horrible how languages have decayed! They were so beautiful in the past! The letters, the words! Now... We have a poor way to speak and write!

  • Noah J. Smith YouTube

    cant wait for 5 letters

  • sAy wHAAt?
    sAy wHAAt? 5 days ago

    Uh... there are 25 letters. X, just like Montana, doesn't exist.

  • Michael Krämer
    Michael Krämer 6 days ago

    Techically, the ethel is a mix between "O" and "E", the equivalent of the German umlaut "Ö", which closely resembles the "i" in "bird". However, since native English speakers don't associate their "O"s with that sound anymore, words that used to be pronounced with a proper ethel or "Ö" changed the sound to a long "E". One etymological example of that would be the fact that the German word for "fetus"/"foetus" is "Fötus".

  • fakhrul islam
    fakhrul islam 6 days ago

    Why do i see these letters?

  • Tommy Robison
    Tommy Robison 6 days ago


  • Mango Bleach
    Mango Bleach 6 days ago

    or in pozland thzere aze 27 lettzers

  • Sriharsha C V
    Sriharsha C V 6 days ago

    TLDS: Most of the letters represented redundant sounds.

  • Mohammad Fawaz
    Mohammad Fawaz 6 days ago

    I have &, Æ and Œ in my keyboard.

  • Marc Moore
    Marc Moore 6 days ago

    Watch the hashtag become letter 27

  • Flary the Wolf
    Flary the Wolf 6 days ago

    Reintroduce thorn

  • Toilet Paper
    Toilet Paper 6 days ago

    fun fact: þeres noðing stopping you from using using some of þeese in most places since lots of fonts have support for unnecessary/outdated characters.