T11his capacity to hand down suggestions to us across generations, offer instructions to express, interact ideas throughout the void of area as well as time has made it possible to make excellent 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 potters and merchants.
You see the gardens and streets. But what do you see overlooking all of it? Temples. These holy places play a huge function in why writing began. Since Sumer was the country of the very first actual cities worldwide.
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.
No, take a better look. Do you see those males bringing jugs loaded with grain below? These holy places additionally functioned as big storehouses. Repository for the enormous riches of the city. In good times, gifts moved in.
And in challenging times, they were split back. This system created a significant wealth for the clergyman, yet he additionally made sure that cities of this size could operate. We don’t care now. Look alongside the men that carry the grain. Do you see a male enjoying 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 lots of supplies, moving to and from the temple every day, they needed to keep records somehow. That table will be saved later, so that the priests may know exactly what they have at hand in their giant temple storehouse.
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.
And also that’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. Yet still, with a thousand nouns, you can’t do much. And also below comes a delighted etymological coincidence. Do you see the individuals at the holy place chatting to each various 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.
Currently you start to assume of images as sounds as well as combining audios with each other permits you to develop various words.
As well as when you integrate that with that said in Sumerian a number of terms were based upon straightforward words, as an example, a sickle plus grain can suggest a harvest, so there is a quantum of what you can do with sounds and concepts, which represent thousands of images. However we’re not done yet. Because just how the scribes created has altered the method we create in Western countries today. Do you remember exactly how our good friend in the temple adds grain?
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. However adequate people in the holy place really did not such as the innovation. It was less complicated for scribes, yet other literate individuals, who needed to read it learned from leading to base, so they really did not like this sidewards creating. What did the scribes do? They just rotated all the personalities 90 levels so that one could turn the table and also review it from top to base customarily.
Soon people read characters written sideways from left to. Because they were upside down, they were more abstract now. Even more different from the things and pictures they used to represent. This composing system was after that adopted by the neighboring Akkad and Elamites, that generalised it a lot more. Variables or tiny characters have additionally been contributed to identify which part of the speech was which, to prevent ambiguity.
And also now you have a genuine writing 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 abstract and lyrical 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.
It won’t happen here for a while. So 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.
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.
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