|The Latin alphabet|
Z is the twenty-sixth (number 26) and last letter in the English alphabet. The small letter, z, is used as a lowercase consonant. Z is not used much. It is the most rarely used letter in the English language. The same letter of the Greek alphabet is named zeta.
How it is saidEdit
The letter is said as zed //. The first way of saying it comes from the Greek zeta. Even in American English, Z is given the nickname "ze" //, because it comes from a late 17th century English speech.
Where it came fromEdit
In Etruscan, Z may have been /ts/.
In the 1st century BC, Z was put in the alphabet again at the end of the Latin alphabet. This was done to accurately represent the sound of the Greek zeta. The letter Z appeared only in Greek words, and is the only letter besides Y that the Romans took from Greek.