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.Â 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.Â Stop and marvel about … Continue reading
Proto-writing happened over an extensive area over thousands of years.Â 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).Â 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.Â 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. Â 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