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Click to edit Master subtitle style  10/19/09 The Development of Writing COMD 2050 Chapter 3
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 10/19/09 Tidbits: A large number of language spoken today  do not have a written form. The development of writing is relatively  recent phenomenon
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 10/19/09 Developme nt of  Pictograms Ideograms Logograms Rebus writing Syllabic writing Alphabetic writing Written English Humans must have  wanted a more permanent   method of recording what  was going on. 20,000 years ago: Evidence of cave drawings Geoffrey Nunberg 3,000 years ago:
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 10/19/09 PICTOGRAM Pictures that came  to represent  particular images  in a consistent way   -- or – Picture-writing IDEOGRAM Pictogram that has  evolved into a  more fixed  symbolic form. EX:  sun   heat,  daytime
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 10/19/09 Key things to remember: Modern pictograms are: Language dependent
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