[b-hebrew] b-hebrew] Writing systems (was: parent & child)
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Mon Jan 24 09:34:48 EST 2011
Thanks for your comments. Your clarification sounds reasonable.
I continue to marvel at the evolution, rather than the creation, of the
alphabet writing system. It may not be a big deal for anyone else, but it
sure represents a highly significant point for me.
The intermediate and hybrid (cuneiform/alphabet) ugarit writing system
speaks volumes .... to me anyhow.
On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:59 AM, Chavoux Luyt <chavoux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Fred
> > One article I originally posted, emphatically stated the creation of one
> > alphabet only, not the two track alphabets you indicated:
> > a. nile river hieroglyphs to canaanite alphabet; and
> > b. euphrates river cuneiform to ugaritic alphabet.
> > "The alphabet was invented only once. All alphabetic scripts derive from
> > this original one, which we may call the Serabit alphabetic script."
> I think what the author probably meant was that all later/existing
> alphabets came from the Serabit/Sinaic/Proto-Canaanite alphabet. The
> Ugaritic cuneiform alphabet was a "dead end" in that it left no later
> "children" alphabets after the city was destroyed (possibly being
> supplanted by the Canaanite/Phoenician/Paleo-Hebraic alphabet).
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