[EBOOK] The Invention of Cuneiform Writing in Sumer by Jean–Jacques Glassner – doctorio.us


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The Invention of Cuneiform Writing in Sumer

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The only in depth look at the very beginnings of the cuneiform writing system that I have found There is plenty of food for thought here even though I disagree with several of the author s contentions Early on the book addresses the nature of different systems of communication that use visual signs The practice and of pictography are explored as well the development "of syllabic values Another chapter establishes the time and era the invention as Southern Mesopotamia in the 34th century "syllabic values Another chapter establishes the time and
Era Of The Invention As 
of the invention as Mesopotamia in the 34th century This covers the preliminaries Only then do we get into the early signs th. As the first known system of writing the cuneiform symbols traced in Sumerian clay than six millennia ago were once egarded as a simplistic and clumsy attempt to Niko record in linear form the sounds of a spoken language Moreecently scholars have acknowledged that early Sumerian writing far from being a primitive and flawed mechanism that would be improved by the Phoenicians and Greeks in. Emselves and the accounting context in which they appear Subseuent chapters deal with how many signs were
Combined With One Another Or 
with one another or differentiated and multiplied The author is always asking the uestion of how the signs individually and collectively convey the information that they do Along the way many individual signs are explored in detail along with some of the uirks there are several signs that depict a human foot which mean to walk stand run etc however a human or animal foot is consistently written with a sign that depicts an donkey s head Even etc however a human or animal foot is consistently written with a sign that depicts an donkey s head Even ingenuity. Fact epresented a complete written language system not only meeting the daily needs of economic and government administration but also providing a new means of understanding the world human history Returning to early Mesopotamian texts that have been little studied "Or Poorly Understood He Traces The Development Of Writing From "poorly understood he traces the development of writing from earliest attempts to the sophisticated system of ough. .
Of the author cannot give any explanation for this unexpected anomaly For me some sections did go on a bit and some parts were not explained very well Part of the problem is intrinsic to the study as you need to develop a vocabulary to analyse the script and its functions As Sumerian writing is so different from modern western scripts this need "can only be met by a terminology from semantics and semiotics Naturally this can make some discussions uite "only be met by a terminology derived from and semiotics Naturally this can make some discussions uite going And I must admit at times the Gallic flare and ather flowery language of the author were a little grating. Ly 640 signs that comprised the Sumerian epertory by about 3200 BC Glassner further argues with an occasional nod to Derrida that the invention of writing had a deeper metaphysical significance By bringing the divinely ordained spoken language under human control Sumerians were able to make invisibility visible separating themselves from the divine order and creating a new model of pow. .