gothic script

In order to christianize the Goths (an eastern branch of the Germanic tribes that settled down at the north coast of the Black Sea in the 2nd century), bishop Wulfilas translated the Bible into Gothic in the 4th century. Therefore he put together an alphabet of 26 characters, which allowed him to write down the Gothic languages. He borrowed 19 characters from Greek, 5 or 6 from Latin, and invented himself 2. This script cannot be confused with the broken form of Gothic that appeared in Western Europe in the 11th century.




Glagolitic script

Greek script