The story of writing the story of writing alphabets hieroglyphs and pictograms andrew robinson buy 1495 add to wish list the first alphabet o 10 new alphabets from old o 11 chinese writing o 12 japanese writing o 13 from hieroglyphs to alphabets and back o postscript in the new millennium. Writing is one of humanitys greatest inventions but how when and where did writing evolve this work discusses the history of decipherment and then each of the major writing systems in turn from cuneiform and egyptian and mayan hieroglyphs to alphabets and the scripts of china and japan. The story of writing alphabets hieroglyphs and pictograms 38 228 ratings by the story of writing is a book to read for both pleasure and enlightenment show more product details the first alphabet 10 new alphabets from old 11 chinese writing 12 japanese writing 13 from hieroglyphs to alphabets and back postscript . Writing is among the greatest inventions in human history perhaps the greatest invention since it made history possible thus robinson literary editor of the london times higher education supplement introduces his scholarly and fascinating study of alphabets hieroglyphics and pictograms. A modified version of the greek alphabet using an additional half dozen demotic hieroglyphs was used to write coptic egyptian then there is cree syllabics an abugida which is a fusion of devanagari and pitman shorthand developed by the missionary james evans david diringer history of the alphabet
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