In the Path of the Alphabet

Frances JERMAIN (? - 1905)

Language: we all use it and few of us think about the form it takes on the page. But how did the transmittal of ideas in written form evolve from Egyptian hieroglyphics to the ABCs in use in most countries around the world today? This work, written by a librarian and scholar, draws on previously published works and also direct correspondence with archaeologists still uncovering secrets in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Her death left this work unfinished, but others were able to polish it for publication. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Genre(s): Writing & Linguistics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Lynne T
00:04:52
Play 01 Egyptian Hieroglyphics Availle
00:16:44
Play 02 Cuneiform Inscriptions Availle
00:09:12
Play 03 Phonetism Lynne T
00:20:22
Play 04 Syllabism MaryAnn
00:17:41
Play 05 Archaic Libraries aniroo
00:14:20
Play 06 The Chaldean Field Owen Cook
00:24:49
Play 07 Mesopotamian Influence aniroo
00:17:40
Play 08 Babylonian Contributions Gillian Hendrie
00:20:30
Play 09 The Tel-El-Amarna Letters Availle
00:31:09
Play 10 Proto-Medic Alphabet Availle
00:19:51
Play 11 Zoroaster and Mahomet Lynne T
00:19:50