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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. …

History Summarized: Ancient China

History Summarized: Ancient China

This video is brought to you by Squarespace. More on that later. The Empire, long divided must unite – long united, must divide. Thus, it has ever been. So opens the famous Chinese tale “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, or to put it another way, China is whole again! Then it broke again! And …

Writing Letters: formal & informal English

Writing Letters: formal & informal English

Hello, my name is Emma, and in today’s lesson we are going to learn about writing. What kind of writing? Writing letters. Okay? So this is important for people who work in business. It’s also important for people who like to write letters to their friends maybe or to their grandparents in English. Also, it …

When a Writer’s Search History Looks Suspicious

When a Writer’s Search History Looks Suspicious

I wonder what’s a pretty good way to tastefully kill of this character. How can my character infiltrate a compound? How to create poison darts. My character’s fighting demons. How to perform exorcism. How can my character get answers out of somebody? Best method of torture. If my character wants to get away with murder, …