A is the first letter of the Latin alphabet. It represents a vowel and corresponds to the Greek letter alpha and the Cyrillic А. In English, there are many ways to pronounce it, depending on regional accent. It derives from the Phoenician letter aleph, which was originally a stylized drawing of a bull's head, later coming to its present day form. Most Indo European and Semitic languages have it, or a corresponding letter, as the first letter of their alphabets.