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What did the development of the alphabet mean for civilization and progress?

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Alphabetic writing systems are vastly easier to learn than hieroglyphics or syllable-based systems as the number of symbols is much more limited. If the language has a consistent spelling system, like Spanish or Finnish, then learning to read and write is even easier.

As for civilization and progress, one has to remember the alphabet was first used for keeping inventory and for commercial records. This has an obvious relationship with the development of complex systems of trade. As well as for monetary purposes, a simplified alphabet allowed communication between civilizations. The Rosetta Stone is a perfect example of that.
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