Today’s episode is straight from the “mother of invention” files. The Phoenicians were shipbuilders and traders whose routes took them to nations that all spoke different languages and used incompatible writing systems. Needing a way to track all their transactions, the Phoenicians came up with a systemized way to break words into sounds and record those sounds using symbols.
For more knowledge: How did language evolve?
Episode link: The Phoenician Alphabet
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