In the Path of the Alphabet

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(4.7 stars; 5 reviews)

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 (3 hr 37 min)


Preface 4:52 Read by Lynne T
Egyptian Hieroglyphics 16:44 Read by Availle
Cuneiform Inscriptions 9:12 Read by Availle
Phonetism 20:22 Read by Lynne T
Syllabism 17:41 Read by MaryAnn
Archaic Libraries 14:20 Read by aniroo
The Chaldean Field 24:49 Read by Owen Cook
Mesopotamian Influence 17:40 Read by aniroo
Babylonian Contributions 20:30 Read by Gillian Hendrie
The Tel-El-Amarna Letters 31:09 Read by Availle
Proto-Medic Alphabet 19:51 Read by Availle
Zoroaster and Mahomet 19:50 Read by Lynne T


wonderful book. needs listening 20+ times

(5 stars)