A great YouTube video: History of Writing – The Alphabet – Extra History
Where did the alphabet come from? How did it develop, and why? The writing systems first developed in Sumer provided a basis for the written word, but their system of characters also inspired a shift to single phoneme systems where each letter represents a distinct sound.
Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon (–More below)
Grab your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore
Subscribe for new episodes every Saturday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC
Thanks for participating in this week’s discussion! We want you to be aware of our community posting guidelines so that we can have high-quality conversations: https://goo.gl/HkzwQh
Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2
Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP
Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet
Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage
Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator
♪ Get the intro music here!
*Music by Demetori: http://bit.ly/1AaJG4H
♪ Get the outro music here!
*Music by Sean and Dean Kiner: http://bit.ly/1WdBhnm