T11his capability to hand down suggestions to us throughout generations, offer directions to reveal, connect suggestions across the abyss of room and time has actually made it feasible to make excellent strides in our understanding of the world, common understanding and also self-understanding.
To understand how writing began, we must go to ancient Sumer, where writing first began to be used extensively. Look around. What do you see? Yes, you see potters and also merchants.
You see the gardens and streets. Yet what do you see overlooking everything? Forehead. These temples play a big role in why creating began. Because Sumer was the country of the very first actual cities on the planet.
Not hundreds of people or thousands of people, but together tens of thousands. And as cities grew, so did the temples for the gods.
These massive, vast temple complexes they did not serve only 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?
Keep in mind that whenever they bring a container of grain, he will make a little mark on his clay table.
With such an economic climate, with great deals of products, relocating to as well as from the holy place every day, they needed to keep records somehow. As well as that’s precisely what he does. That table will certainly be conserved later on, to make sure that the priests may recognize precisely what they have at hand in their large holy place warehouse. 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.
Scribes were looking for faster and easier ways to record commodities, they did not laboriously draw every sub-item brought to the temple, but instead they came to a mutually agreed set of more symbolic representations for goods flowing into holy places. And you can see how someone could happen, that these symbols need not only represent the concept of something, but also the word itself.
Which’s specifically what took place.
The symbol for the cow was understood not only as a representative of the animal, but also as a word cow. But still, with a thousand nouns, you can’t do a lot. As well as right here comes a satisfied etymological coincidence. Do you see the individuals at the temple speaking to each other?
It would sound like everyone was saying the same thing over and over again if you could hear them. Because Sumerian is a language where most words are just syllables and where the terms are composed of word composition, this is. Both of these factors are very important due to the fact that when most of your words are monosyllabic, it is very easy not to think about an icon as a word, however as a noise for that word. Quit thinking about an icon indicating a word and begin to assume about the basic meaning of its sound, which can show much more specific things. You will not draw pictures for each word in the language once you do this.
Now you begin to think about images as sounds and incorporating sounds with each other enables you to produce different 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. But enough people in the temple didn’t like the technology. It was simpler for scribes, but other literate people, that had to review it discovered from leading to base, so they didn’t like this sideways writing. So what did the scribes do? They just revolved all the personalities 90 levels so that one could turn the table as well as review it inside out customarily.
Soon people read characters written sideways from left to. Yet due to the fact that they were inverted, they were more abstract currently. A lot more various from the photos and also points they used to stand for. This creating system was after that taken on by the surrounding Akkad as well as Elamites, who generalised it much more. Variables or tiny personalities have additionally been added to figure out which component of the speech was which, to prevent ambiguity.
And now you have a real writing system.
Original pictures, however likewise pictograms changed from them they entirely went away right into the wedge prints and lines created by the stylus after that preferred. Which means as opposed to a handful of nouns to be created to supply checklists right here we have a writing system that can give us lyrical and abstract points like the Epic of Gilgamesh or Enum elish. How do we know all this? Funny thing about clay: When a place burns down and all your records are on clay, instead of being destroyed, they remain and harden.
However it will not happen here for some time. Let’s praise scribes like this and the wonderful city of Sumer for what they gave us. A gift that lasted us more than five and a half thousand years. Writing. Since we don’t get to the False Episodes for these one-offs, I want to emphasize that this is only the first place in history where writing has flourished.
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. 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. If you liked this attempt and you are interested in the history of ideas as well as the history of people and companies, let us know in the comments. We’ll try to do it sometimes if so.
All the Clips in the video belongs to the artists:
All the videos, song, and graphics used in the video belong to their respective owners and I or this channel does not claim any right over them.
Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.”
⭐ If you have copyright issued for your own content in the video then you can simply Contact – [email protected]
⭐ Submit Your Art Video To Get Featured On Next Compilation Send Us Email At: [email protected]
🌟 I hope you enjoyed this video. Don’t forget to leave a comment below, I’ll be happy to hear your opinion !