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Aman88
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Ragnar
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Should the alphabet be called abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz instead of the alphabet

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Ragnar
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/7/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Aman88

Pro

Why whould you need to name something that already has a name
Ragnar

Con

Please note the moving the BoP fallacy. As the Alphabet is already named the Alphabet, pro's case must rest on reasons for the name change to the proposed alternative of "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz."

As for the attempted cross examination question. What you're referring to as the Alphabet, is in fact the Latin Alphabet, far from the first. Indeed many alphabets have different letters and sounds, yet each may be referred to by that key word alphabet.

The proposed change is not actually a word [1], worse even were it hypothetically a word, it would bet nearly impossible to pronounce properly, and would take approximately 30 sounds to say.
Alphabet on the other hand is a word [2], a very useful and easy to pronounce one.

Sources:
[1] http://dictionary.reference.com...
[2] http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Aman88

Pro

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Ragnar

Con

Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Aman88

Pro

Aman88 forfeited this round.
Ragnar

Con

In conclusion, no reason for the change has been offered.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Mister_Man 2 years ago
Mister_Man
That would be like changing the term "religion" to "Christianity."

Also, are you watching a bit too much Louis CK?
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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