The invention of writing and alphabets for toddlers

Many believe that the ancient Chinese hit upon the writing principle completely independently. This script also heavily influenced the development of the cursive scripts of Greek, the Slavic languagesLatinand other languages[ citation needed ].

The glyphs seem to have been used entirely by the priestly ruling class to record events of royal and religious significance. All alphabets are modified versions of the first one, which originated with the Phoenicians and the Ancient Greeks. This was the invention of a consonantal writing system known as North Semitic.

The oldest extant example of the Early Hebrew ABCs is the 8th—7th-century-bce schoolboy graffito mentioned above. The most radical in Pinyinwhich is a program to replace Chinese characters with an alphabetic system.

Even now, there is still widespread illiteracy. I can see you. The Sumerian word for arrow was ti. The apparatus of claim 7 further characterized in that the playing card deck has up to four additional informational playing cards, be they "wild" or non-playing, to constitute a playing card deck of at least 54 cards, and not more than 56 cards.

The cards are represented in one form, but however should not be limited to this design as there are many alternative physical forms that this card deck can take to attract the children of today. In Syria and Palestine, the geographical centre of the Fertile Crescent, three nations—Israel, Phoenicia, and Aram—played an increasingly important political role.

Also, a pictographic element was often added to the phonetic symbols to clarify the meaning. The proposed alphabet card deck is; however, not limited to being utilized in only these mentioned card games, but has the flexibility to be used in a number of games, substituting letters for numbers in many of the games explained in detail in "Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games," or being left to the imagination of any card playing child or adult once exposed to this newly invented alphabetic playing card deck.

The Greeks and Romans considered five different peoples as the possible inventors of the alphabet—the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Cretans, and Hebrews.

Each player then takes a turn m selecting a hidden card from the player to their right. By the end of the 8th century bce, the use of the Aramaic language and alphabet had become very widespread in Assyria itself; by the end of the following century all of Syria and a large part of Mesopotamia had become thoroughly Aramaized.

Dammeshek, the last survivor, fell in bce. Moreover, the North Semitic languages, based as they are on a consonantal root i. All of the names of the letters of the Phoenician alphabet started with consonants, and these consonants were what the letters represented, something called the acrophonic principle.

Play continues until one player earns one hundred points. Our own alphabetic system is different. The invention presented here is unobvious as it is a combination of alphabet flash cards and new and existing children's card games.

The primary literary languages were Greek and Persianthough other languages such as Syriac and Coptic were important too.

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Then they developed a mixture of methods. With regard to the Semitic offshoots, six separate alphabets may be discerned: With the invention of wood-pulp paperthe cost of writing material began a steady decline.

He printed copies of a local gazette, and was author of a treatise on agriculture and other technical works.

History of the alphabet

While some scholars consider the Semitic writing system an unvocalized syllabary and the Greek system the true alphabet, both are treated here as forms of the alphabet. This is a good start. By omitting the element of suits, numbers, and points found on traditional playing cards, this invention makes a more efficient, entertaining and improved alphabetic card game for children.

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Use music and rhyme throughout the day. Theories explaining diffusion There is no complete agreement among scholars as to how or why certain alphabets have come to dominate much of the world.

They have been deciphered only in the last decade.

History of writing

Since the concept life was hard to draw, some scribe took advantage of homonymy and used an existing pictograph to denote the SOUND of the syllable ti regardless of the original meaning of the pictograph. The North Semitic alphabet remained almost unaltered for many centuries.

This is an example of stimulus diffusion.Great Inventions --Great Inventors. Some alphabets are augmented with ligatures such as character However, languages often evolve independently of their writing systems, and writing systems have been borrowed for languages they were not designed for, so the degree to which letters of an alphabet correspond to phonemes of a language.

Saclip is a web site that offers the latest video clips, free video clips and high quality downloads. Enjoy the latest, highest quality videos that satisfy your passion. The English alphabet we use today is essentially the Roman alphabet.

In the middle ages, when the Romans arrived in what is now the British Isles, the Anglo-Saxons were already using an alphabetic writing system known as futhorc, now called Anglo-Saxon runes.

The history of writing traces the development of expressing language by letters or other marks The invention of writing was not a one-time event but was a gradual process initiated by the appearance of symbols, Most other alphabets in the world today either descended from this one innovation.

Handwriting for kids - Manuscript - Letters of the Alphabet. Free lessons to teach kids and adults how to write alphabets, numbers, sentences, bible school, scriptures, and even their name!

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Interactive math and Spanish worksheets are now available. Pre-Writing Practice Worksheets NEW! Alphabet Tracing Guide (Uppercase & Lowercase). Writing is the act of recording language on a visual medium using a set of symbols. The later invention of paper by the Chinese was a big step forward.

The All alphabets are modified versions of the first one, which originated with the Phoenicians and the Ancient Greeks.

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