Cuneiform

Cuneiform script, an ancient wedge-shaped script of Mesopotamia and Persia, is one of the earliest pictographic forms of written expression that emerged in Sumer around the 30th century BC. In the Iron Age Neo-Assyrian Empire, Cuneiform writing was replaced by alphabetic writing and was extinct by the beginning of the Common Era.

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Was the Epic of Gilgamesh written in Cuneiform?

If Sumerian is considered to be cuneiform, yes.

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When did Einstein first begin talking?

Until a little after three.

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Who deciphered the Rosetta Stone in 1822 and cracked the code of Egyptian hieroglyphics?

The French Scholar's name was Jean François Champollion.

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Who first used clay?

Babylonians who were Egyptians

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Were can you learn to read and write gnommish?

Click on the related link.

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Who was known as the father of cuneiform?

Henry Rawlinson

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What is the difference between hieroglyphic and cuneiform writing?

Cuneiform writing was invented by the ancient Sumerians around 3500 B.C. Hieroglyphic writing was invented by the ancient Egyptians around 3200 B.C.

The two forms of writing differed from each other in at least the following ways:

  1. Hieroglyphic writing represented consonants only. Cuneiform script represented whole syllables, including the vowels.
  2. Although cuneiform script began as picture writing, its symbols rapidly evolved into abstract shapes that, in most cases, bore no resemblance to any actual object. Egyptian hieroglyphs remained recognizable pictures throughout the 3500-year history of the script.
  3. Over its long history, cuneiform writing was adapted to the needs of a large number of languages, including the original Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Elamite, Eblaite and Old Persian. Egyptian hieroglyphs were never applied to any language other than Egyptian itself.

The hieroglyphic writing system was ONLY used for ancient EGYPTIAN. The cuneiform writing system, started by the Sumerians, was then picked up and widely used by the Mesopotamian speakers of a Semitic** language unrelated to Sumerian -- the language of the Babylonians and Assyrians, called "Akkadian" by modern scholars. From there it spread further and was used to write other languages - esp. Elamite and Hittite.

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What was cuneiform used for?

Cuneiform was used for priests to keep records of people and their lives and for buisness.

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Do all languages of the world use a 26 letter alphabet?

Absolutely not. Each one has a different amount of letters. English uses the Latin alphabet. Hawaiian has a 12 letter alphabet and so on. Some languages such as Russian, Hebrew, Arabic use alphabets with different characters from the Latin alphabet.

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Why is it hard to learn cuneiform?

cus it wants to be

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What are the characteristics of sumerian cuneiform writing?

Cuneiform are wedded shape

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Why was sumerian cuneiform important?

Sumerian cuneiform was important because it was one of the earliest forms of writing. It enabled the Sumerians form the first cities and urban cultures.

It also was important because cuneiform was adopted by the cultures that came after the Sumerians, such as the Akkadians. As such, cuneiform was the principal writing system used in the middle east for millennium.

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How was cuneiform used to express complex ideas?

Because it was sharp

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Cuneiforms and hieroglyphics were important achievements in the development of what?

Writing systems, specifically an early stage in the development an alphabetic writing system. i

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How did the Sumerians learn to read and write?

Aliens from distant worlds came to Earth and taught them according to one theory. Another theory is that some genius came up with the idea of drawing pictures to represent words and his/her successors eventually came up with the Sumerian Cuneiform.

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la.com

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What does a seton drain look like which is used in surgery for a peri anal abscess?

It can be a small length of rubber tubing through the fistula and tied in a knot and stitched so that it moves freely keeping the area drained

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Why was the invention of cuneiform so important?

The invention of cuneiform is that before cuneiform was invention their was not a written language and with out a written language people couldn't write letters to their friends or family members in prison or out of town so that's why cuneiform is so important to people.

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Hieroglyphic and cuneiform systems provided the basis for the development of?

Recording history

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Is a cuneiform a bone in the foot?

Yes, there are bones in the foot called cuneiforms. There are three cuneiforms in the mid-portion of the foot.

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Why was cuneiform invented?

It was invented because the Sumerians wanted to improve their writing sysytem

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How did the Sumerian write cuneiform?

A stick with a triangle/wedge on the end was used to make the shapes that were put into the clay tablets.

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What is compiler writing tool?

they are tools to help developed compilers

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Was the code of Hammurabi written in cuneiform?

ANSWERHammurabi spoke Akkadian and wrote in the emerging written text of cuneiform. Cuneiform started as a pictograph, a symbolic way to record trades and stories. Then over a few thousand years, it developed into straight marks and wedge shapes that represent phonetic sounds. The latter being a much quicker way to write, as the symbols for objects run into the thousands and sounds can be reduced to a few hundred strokes.
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