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How Egypt invented the alphabet – History of Writing Systems #7 (Abjad)

How Egypt invented the alphabet – History of Writing Systems #7 (Abjad)

How did Egyptian hieroglyphs give birth to the alphabet? Even in these ancient times, Egyptian monuments have been sitting and weathering for thousands of years. On their great murals and pillars, you find rows of little pictures. Sorry, not pictures. Hieroglyphs. Sacred symbols. But, despite appearances, this isn’t some mysterious Pharaonic picture writing. It’s consonants. …

Thoth’s Pill – an Animated History of Writing

Thoth’s Pill – an Animated History of Writing

Writing. Reading. Typing. Texting. Written language is just one of those things that’s always been around. It’s a natural way for you to use words. It’s a given. But there’s something you’ve forgotten. It’s understandable. After all, it’s been a very long time. A long time since no one on the planet knew how to …