Language is a means of communication. With the use of language, we share our thoughts and feelings with others. We can express it even by writing. Most languages have a written form. Writing is a set of characters. These characters can be different. Most of the letters are written. It is these characters that make up the alphabet. The alphabet is an organized and figurative symbol. These letters form words according to specific rules. Each letter has a specific pronunciation. Thus the Alphabet born to make the language in the writing form. In this article, we will know the origin and history of the Alphabet.
The English alphabet which is derived from the late lain word “alphabetum” and Greek “ἀλφάβητος”. The first two letters of the Greek language are named alpha and beta. There are many different types of alphabet in the history of the world. People have been using the alphabet for about 3,500 years ago. Previously, the alphabet was pictorial. Very few people understood the meaning of the pictures. As a result, the alphabet subsequently loses its symbolic properties. At present, such an alphabet has no meaning. They are only meaningful when used with other characters. For example, different symbols used in the Chinese alphabet have different meanings. This alphabet is pictured and can be interpreted by pictures. Writing reflects our thoughts. We use the alphabet as a reminder of knowledge. Our brains learn how to interpret color. The word is from the alphabet and the imagination from the word. That is how writing lasts year after year. And yet it is understandable.
There will be a total of forty million people living at the base of this genre, dying, but their writing age will not be more than six thousand years. The earliest form of writing was the birth of the Sumerian cuneiform script quite simply in Mesopotamia; To facilitate agricultural and commercial accounting. Soon another mechanism arose in Egypt and China. Wherever writing has existed, it has been seen as a divine gift and has become a privilege of the powerful elite. For example, Egyptian mythology is credited with the invention of writing to Thoth, the god of knowledge, language and magic, who acted as a mentor and copyist to other gods.
History Of Alphabet
‘Hieroglyphics’ actually means ‘holy engraving’. It was born the history of writing. Also, translations. Archaeologists have discovered a 7000 to 4000-year-old earthen blade carved with Sumerian Ebalite words. These bilingual lists bear testimony to the existence of translation even in the earliest history. Writing soon became a favorite of commercial contracts, religious education, law, and literature. In ancient civilization, copywriters were proficient in writing, teaching, and translating. They had to do most of the administrative work, and they controlled as much science as religious and folklore. It is undoubtedly true that they played an important role in the invention of writing, but their names have been erased over time.
The discovery of an alphabet in the hands of the Phoenicians was probably a revolutionary event in the Bilbs (probably Byblos, north of Beirut) in a thousand BC. When using alphabetical abstraction (that is, assigning one letter or symbol to each sound), a whole lot of Trishek fonts are known for writing, even hundreds of thousands of symbols or complex drawings, such as pictograms, hieroglyphics (hieroglyphics). It is not necessary to remember the idiogram. As the Phoenicians were merchants and sailors, their alphabet spread to other nations living along the Mediterranean. Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, Coptic and Arabic, all of the alphabet comes from the Finnish. The Greeks first used vowels to create very clear and precise replicas of the sounds of their language, using symbols that represented the consonant in the Aramaic alphabet. As a result, non-A, E, and O fonts are created. The ‘O’ fighter also discovered by the Greeks, such as the use of wax plates. The turn of the Greek alphabet in the seventh century BC gave rise to the Latin alphabet, although the Etruscan alphabet was used as an intermediate step. The alphabet is regarded as an essential part of human history, and it is thought that the advent of the alphabet has led to the democratization of knowledge.
Linguists recognize that people speak about seven thousand languages around the world today, even though only a few hundred of them have literary traditions. By eliminating some of the traditional writing methods, linguists have gradually replaced the Latin alphabet of their choice, and are adding diacritical symbols to indicate the distinctive features of the language of that particular region. It is not always easy to make precise contributions to translators in the long and complex history of writing innovation, even though some of them are familiar to us. This section will highlight the efforts of four translators who have tried to gift memories to some nations:
- Ulfila (Ulfila, inventor of the Gothic alphabet, 4th century, Bulgaria);
- Mesrop Mashtots (Mesrop Mashtots, inventor of the Armenian, Albanian and Georgian alphabet, fifth century, Armenia);
- Cyril, inventor of the Glagolitic alphabet (Ninth Century, Moravia); And
- James Evans, who developed a syllabic writing system for the Cree language (19th Century, Canada).
Then the contribution to the history of the Alphabet of Wulfila (Ulfilas) needs to know. You can check it back.
Thus the evaluation to discover the alphabet started. In the modern age, we get the standard version of the alphabet.