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  • Gibba Jabber Writing System

    Following our in-depth study into writing systems in our First Year Seminar class as well as the ways in which writing systems have served their time period, our group collectively created a writing system named Gibba Jabber. Our writing system intends to serve the modern-day society, the 21st century. The 21st century is a century where written communication takes precedent over verbal communication. In other words, texting has replaced the need of phone calls due to the advancement of texting, which has allowed emotions, ideologies and sentences to be conveyed in such fewer words with the help of emoticons. After analyzing modern-day society and its dependence on social media mediums such as twitter and instagram, we came to the understanding…

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  • Mesopotamian Writing System

    How, when and why did writing arise in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Anatolia, and how was this process similar and different in these three regions? The writings left by ancient civilisations allowed archaeologists to discover the history and linguists to learn ancient languages. However, the writings used in the past, and still used now, were a communication method between people and cities. The Rosetta Stone, Bisutun Inscription and Amarna tablets are examples of thousands of writings found from…

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  • What Are Mesopotamia's Greatest Accomplishments

    them who they are known as today. Mesopotamia had many key events that improved their way of living. These important events were held in different periods. Some of them contain the Ubaid period, Uruk period, and the Jemdet Nasr period. The Jemdet Nasr period stands out greater because of one main event; the creation of writing. Mesopotamia started off with the success of creating agricultural systems. The region relied on its potent fertile soil, which they acquire through their steady water…

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  • Western Civilization Chapter 1 Summary

    Euphrates rivers and evolved to three definite societies: Sumer (2000s B.C), Babylonia (1000s B.C.), and Assyria (after 700s B.C.). The first known cities were founded by the Sumerians using architecture of mud and brick. The location of the cities was extremely important due to the availability of water. The need for water in agriculture caused the Sumerians to create irrigation systems necessary for a dependable food supply for the…

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  • Kingship In History

    Perhaps, no other medium has had such a prodigious impact on the recollection of history and societal structure and formulation than writing. When it was first introduced, it was clear that people could grasp its value, thus they took the necessary steps to grind through the process of developing it into a usable mechanism upon which to benefit their livelihood. In essence, writing was the catalyst that caused normal people groups to not only become civilizations with laws and governance, but…

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  • Disadvantages Of Written Communication

    “Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the greatest invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space” Abraham Lincoln. Without written communication, we wouldn 't have things such as the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Star Spangled Banner, or even the Bible. Imagine a world without those important artifacts of history. The world would be in a complete mess!…

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  • Human Language And Language's Role In Human Communication

    to draw inferences about the emergence of human language and this has been through archaeological evidence and fossil records among others (Phipps, 2011). Moreover, studies pertaining language acquisition and diversity have come in handy in this undertaking as they have led to the provision of the relevant information. Research, therefore, indicates that there is a relationship between origins of language and the modern human behaviors. It is the case because there are numerous changes in this…

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  • The Concept Of Self-Disclosure

    1998). Research studies indicate that when a person uses writing as a method to express his/her emotional experiences, his physical health and general well-being is improved (Pennebaker, 1997). In an experiment conducted by Pennebaker to explore how writing about personal issues impacted the physical and mental health of a person, it was found out that people who spent 3 days writing about their most traumatic experiences made fewer visits to physicians in the months following the writing…

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  • Revenge Of The Text

    and turned into information, often by way of what Flusser terms ‘black boxes’ (Flusser, “The Future of Writing, 67). He feels that having such powerful technology at our fingertips, with laptops, tablets, “apps” and social media networks, opens up endless possibilities for people as writers and we should, as a result, question our positions, as well as think about the changes to the “what” and “how” of the things we’re writing… “The writer’s role is being significantly…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Bilingual Education

    language did. At 15 years old, I became obsessed with the Japanese language. I remember picking up a self-teaching book at Chapters and devouring it chapter by chapter, and the more I knew, the more I craved to know more. However, it was never my plan to learn to write in Japanese. I found their writing system beautiful, to be sure; but not to the point of dedicating myself to learning over two thousand characters spanning over three different alphabets, and then some. However, the first two…

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