Start at the beginning
- developed by illiterate(s)
- Evolved slowly from parent
- first in its area
- inventor known
- language unknown
- mercantile script
- National pride
- now ceremonial
- previous script didn't quite work
- private or secret
- probably developed by illiterate(s)
- probably first in its area
- Rating: 1 "Dull, only here for completeness"
- Rating: 2 "Not all that interesting"
- Rating: 3 "I did not know that"
- Rating: 4 "Huh, interesting!"
- Rating: 5 "Whoa!!"
- revealed in a dream
- significant female influence
- spiritual or supernatural
- technology influenced
Category Archives: developed by illiterate(s)
The development and adoption of Cherokee are two hugely impressive accomplishments. Chief Sequoyah, who was illiterate himself, single-handedly created a script for his language, and within eleven years, 90% of Cherokee were literate in their language. Stop and marvel about … Continue reading
Proto-writing happened over an extensive area over thousands of years. While proto-writing developed into “proto-cuneiform” in modern-day Iraq and from there into Sumerian cuneiform, it developed into proto-Elamite in Iran (and from there into Elamite). We don’t hear much about … Continue reading
The Incan empire was very large, very powerful, lasted for a very long time, yet had no writing system — apparently. This seemed odd. However, even the conquering Spaniards recognized that the Incas did have a way of storing accounting … Continue reading
There are some cases where there are symbols that experts can’t definitively agree are or are not writing. Maybe the symbols are just decoration. Vinca is one such script, found on pottery and figurines in modern-day Serbia and adjoining countries … Continue reading