History of written languages

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WRITING is a way of recording words and expressing oneself. 

The written word can be conserved for extended periods of time, even thousands of years, if recopied and well stored. 

Writing began over 5 000 years ago. 

The biblical character named Enoch who survived only six generations after Adam wrote that writing began in the time of his father, Jared. 

Enoch wrote a book which was inherited by Noah, who also wrote some information which culminated into the book of Enoch. 

It was through this book that the likes of Abraham used to trace their history and ancestry. 

The early writings were very hieroglyphic, meaning they were picture-based. 

This meant if one wanted to say a man is eating fish, they would simply illustrate an open mouth, a hand grasping food and fish. This is similar to the way emoji and symbols are contemporarily used when texting. 

Slowly, this hieroglyphic writing became more phonetic, meaning it was based on bringing out sounds. 

This was done by sounding the beginning of each written character and ignoring the rest of it. 

For example, if a book is illustrated, this would sound the letter ‘B’. 

So in order to write the word ‘ball’, one would no longer draw a ball but a book, apple and two ladders. 

This process took place in Egypt, Mesopotamia and a great distance away in China. 

The styles of writing were, however, unrelated and developed independently from each other. 

Abraham was from ‘Ur’ which was in-between Syria and Babylon (Iraq) and in his period the Shemites used what is called the Proto Semitic alphabet. 

He wrote genealogical records that were taken to Egypt by his descendants in the time of Joseph. 

It was these books, along with the earlier ones that Moses compiled to write the Torah, which is the set of the first five books of the Tanahk (old testament Bible). 

Moses wrote these books with Phoenician or Paleo Hebrew which was a simplification of the Proto Semitic alphabet. 

This alphabet was used until long after the time of Solomon (app 1000 BCE). 

Afterwards, it was replaced by Aramaic which spread in Israel because of colonial expeditions by the Assyrians in the time of their king Shalmannezar and onwards. 

It is important to note that all these Afro-Asiatic groups that predated the Greeks in the known world were black. 

By the time Judea was colonised by the Greeks (app 400 BCE), Aramaic had become the new form of writing for the Hebrew people. 

The Greek and Latin alphabets had been derived from Paleo Hebrew but developed independently with time. 

Since the time these western groups entered Judea, Aramaic had been misconstrued as classical or square Hebrew and is currently used by the partakers of Talmudic Judaism. 

In Arabia, Paleo Hebrew entered the region via the descendants of Solomon and his nobles who became part of the Queen of Sheba’s hegemony. 

It would transform into the Sabaic script and birthed the Ethiopic Ge’ez alphabet. 

The Sabaic script also merged with the Nabataean script to form Arabic. 

Arabic had not existed as a written language till the time of Muhammad (app 600 CE) who used these early alphabets to express the Arabic language in writings. 

He added to it joining loops and vowel markers. 

The English alphabet is very young and is derivative of Arabic, Greek and Latin, which are all offshoots of early Hebrew writings. 

The word alphabet comes from the Hebrew words aleph and bet which mean ox-head and house but stand for the letters ‘a’ and ‘b’. 

Ashamed of the Moorish (black) origins of their alphabet, the English twisted around Arabic characters to form a large number of the small letters in the English alphabet. 

These include the letters ‘b’, ‘h’, ‘d’, ‘r’, ‘t’, ‘s’, ‘g’, ‘f’, ‘k’, ‘l’, ‘z’, ‘m’, ‘n’, ‘w’ and ‘y’. 

They also switched the direction of writing from the Semitic right to left and began writing from left to write. 

They also adopted Greek and Latin characters and used them as capital letters. 

This was done not because of how influential these writings were in Europe, but because they had favourable white and Western origins. 

Arabic was unavoidable to the English and other European groups because most of the literature, including the Bible was commonly published in Arabic in the years between 700 and 1492 CE. 

The concept of zero and all the English numerals have black and Arabic origins. 

Arabic was the simplification of the ancient writings which looked more like hieroglyphics. 

It aids for quicker writing because it carries less straight strokes and incorporates curves and loops. 

However, it is still clearly Semitic. 

The ancestors of the Chinese did the same thing with their ancient writing called ‘jiaguwen’ which began as drawings. 

They transformed it into classical Chinese which are stroke versions of these hieroglyphics and finally decreased the number of strokes to form simplified Chinese. 

The English alphabet however, though largely derived from Arabic attempts to hide these roots. 

In so doing, it becomes alienated from the ancient writings. 

This phenomenon was not limited to writing alone but other traits of civilisation in Europe that had Moorish origins. 

This includes Al Adrisi’s world map which was turned upside down to form the contemporary one. 

The English and other Caucasians are descendants of Barbarians and they were known in antiquity for being unsophisticated and uncivilised. 

The improvisers of the English alphabet capitalised on the stroke reductions of Arabic and as a result most letters of the alphabet have not more than two strokes. 

This may seem advantageous seeing that it is simple to construct English letters and thus aids for faster writing. 

However, its disconnection from the writings of old make its characters baseless, unless one studies the history of written languages. 

For example, the letters ‘v’ and ‘w’ come from the Hebrew word ‘vav/waw’ which means a peg. 

The character actually looked like a peg and ‘v’ and ‘w’ look like the topmost component of this character. 

If a writing has too few strokes and components, the part of the brain which deals with construction skills and working out formulas does not get well stimulated. 

It is comparable to one drawing fine art and the other simple stick figures. 

Although both forms of drawing may express the same things, the former will be unlocking and exercising much more depth and skill than the latter. 

Thus, English writing is by far shallower than Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Indian (Brahmi) and other complex writings. 

The Westerners have modern world knowledge largely owing to the Moors. 

Otherwise, their stock of people remain not as skilled in terms of their character construction capabilities and formula working skills as those of the above named groups. 

These are prominent in coming up with scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements even if withheld from acquiring Western knowledge. 

Bantu people are being limited by their use of the English alphabet in expressing their languages in writing. 

The writing that is most compatible with languages like Shona is the Ethiopic script. 

It has its roots in Sabaic which is found on the walls of Machema in Mapungubwe. 

In addition it contains fixed Bantu consonants and vowels like ‘kwa’, ‘kwe’, ‘kwi’, ‘kwo’ and ‘kwu’. 

This will allow the Bantu to write in the same way they speak. 

The word Zimbabwe will seize being written with eight phonetic letters and will instead be written with three, namely the characters ‘zi’, ‘mba’ and ‘bwe’. 

This will also give us confidentiality against our former colonisers and hostile Western powers who will no longer be able to read out our written language.

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