T11his capability to pass on concepts to us across generations, give directions to share, interact ideas throughout the abyss of space and also time has made it possible to make fantastic strides in our understanding of deep space, mutual understanding as well as self-understanding.
To understand how writing began, we must go to ancient Sumer, where writing first began to be used extensively. Yes, you see merchants and potters.
You see the gardens and streets. These temples play a big role in why writing began.
Not thousands of people or hundreds of people, yet together 10s of thousands. And these cities developed city-states, joined by the praise of a certain team of gods. Individuals controlled irrigation and also cities expanded. And also as cities expanded, so did the holy places for the gods.
However these substantial, substantial holy place complexes they did not offer just as tabernacles.
Do you see those men bringing jugs full of grain here? These temples also served as huge warehouses.
Look next to the men who carry the grain. Do you see a man watching them?
Note that whenever they bring a jug of grain, he will certainly make a small mark on his clay table.
With such an economy, with great deals of materials, relocating to and also from the temple on a daily basis, they needed to keep records in some way. Which’s precisely what he does. That table will be saved later on, so that the priests might understand precisely what they have at hand in their giant holy place storehouse. Even though brands have their place in the original writing, there is something much more interesting for us on this damp piece of clay that he holds.
He drew a tiny photo of a grain stalk beside his records, so it is clear that his data refer to grain. For generations, this good little illustration of grain has been streamlined. Extra abstract. Scribes were trying to find faster and much easier methods to tape-record products, they did not busily attract every sub-item offered the temple, however rather they concerned an equally concurred set of more symbolic representations for goods flowing right into sanctuaries. As well as you can see exactly how someone could take place, that these icons need not only represent the concept of something, yet also the word itself.
Which’s specifically what happened.
The symbol for the cow was understood not only as a representative of the animal, but also as a word cow. Do you see the people at the temple talking to each other?
Both of these points are important because when many of your words are monosyllabic, it is easy not to think of a symbol as a word, but as a sound for that word. Stop thinking of a symbol indicating a word and begin to think about the general meaning of its sound, which can indicate more specific things.
Now you start to believe of pictures as audios and incorporating audios with each other allows you to produce various words.
And when you combine that with that in Sumerian a number of terms were based on simple words, for example, a sickle plus grain could mean a harvest, so there is a quantum of what you can do with sounds and concepts, which represent thousands of images. Because how the scribes wrote has changed the way we write in Western countries today.
See how he writes from top to bottom, just as you would write a list. And if you accidentally rest your hand while writing from top to bottom, you can easily delete the entire column you just typed.
This risk is reduced if you start writing from left to. It was easier for scribes, but other literate people, who had to read it learned from top to bottom, so they didn’t like this sideways writing.
Soon people read characters written sideways from left to. However since they were inverted, they were extra abstract currently. Much more different from the things and pictures they made use of to stand for. This writing system was after that taken on by the neighboring Akkad as well as Elamites, that generalized it a lot more. Variables or small personalities have actually also been added to figure out which part of the speech was which, to avoid obscurity.
And now you have a real composing system.
Which means instead of a handful of nouns to be written to stock lists here we have a writing system that can give us lyrical and abstract things like the Epic of Gilgamesh or Enum elish. Funny thing about clay: When a place burns down and all your records are on clay, instead of being destroyed, they harden and remain.
Let’s praise scribes like this and the wonderful city of Sumer for what they gave us. Writing.
It will later develop independently in Mesoamerica and was almost certainly developed independently in China. There is a great deal of controversy over whether it has developed independently in the Indus Valley and Egypt. Although from what we have read, which is far from enough for a layman’s opinion, I believe that both groups have inherited the basic concept from Sumer. Let us know in the comments if you liked this attempt and you are interested in the history of ideas as well as the history of companies and people. We’ll try to do it sometimes if so.
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