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It s an Alphabet World

Author : Pamela J Patee
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Children learn best when they enjoy the experience. It's an Alphabet World makes learning the ABC's fun, colorful and entertaining.

The Alphabet Wars

Author : Raf Erzeel
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Imagination runs riot in these unexpected tales without human protagonists; objects and concepts seem more than willing to share their emotions, though. Have you ever wondered why most fiction is so human-centred? Can you imagine a whole series of short stories about inanimate objects, concepts and letters from the alphabet? Then the unusual stories in 'The Alphabet Wars' are exactly what you want. Weep with seat no.36, discover the creativity of a keyboard, read the thoughts of Time, Space and Death, listen to the discussions in a library, and enjoy the adventures of different letters against the background of the Alphabet Wars. This collection contains, apart from the six stories linked by the Alphabet Wars theme, a wide range of tales about the most unexpected of characters: bicycle wheels and books, gods and weather map symbols, and many more.

The Alphabet and the Brain

Author : Derrick de Kerckhove
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This book is a consequence of the suggestion that a major key to ward understanding cognition in any advanced culture is to be found in the relationships between processing orthographies, lan guage, and thought. In this book, the contributors attempt to take only the first step, namely to ascertain that there are reliable con stancies among the interactions between a given type of writing and specific brain processes. And, among the possible brain processes that could be investigated, only one apparently simple issue is being explored: namely, whether the lateralization of reading and writing to the right in fully phonemic alphabets is the result of formalized but essentially random occurrences, or whether some physiological determinants are at play. The original project was much more complicated. It began with Derrick de Kerckhove's attempt to establish a connection between the rise of the alphabetic culture in Athens and the development of a theatrical tradition in that city from around the end of the 6th century B. c. to the Roman conquest. The underlying assumption, first proposed in a conversation with Marshall McLuhan, was that the Greek alphabet was responsible for a fundamental change in the psychology of the Athenians and that the creation of the great tragedies of Greek theatre was a kind of cultural response to a con dition of deep psychological crisis.

Alphabet or Abracadabra

Author : Wim Borsboom
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“Alphabet or Abracadabra? - Reverse Engineering The Western Alphabet” details a ground-breaking discovery: the origin of the western ‘abecedary’ - the alphabet's sequence of letters.(Not to be confused with the origin of the design of the western alphabet letters.) It must have been somewhere between 3400 and 3700 years ago that the western alphabet's linear sequence of characters (abecedary) was created by following an already existing tabular model of a South Asian Pre-Sanskrit ‘abugida’ or ‘alpha-syllabary’. In spite of it looking quite disorderly, the western alphabet letter sequence is found to be based on that ancient orderly pattern, a pattern that categorized sounds by how and where they were articulated in the mouth. This study retraces the steps of how that copying process took place, a process that also included a number of 'errors and omissions' made by one, perhaps two ancient scribes most likely from the Near East. The errors eventually resulted in the apparent disorder of the western 'ABC'. By tracking these 'copied' errors across a number of ancient alphabets, the author was not only able to reconstruct the copying process, but he also arrived at a date before which it must have taken place.

New Project for Reforming the English Alphabet and Orthography

Author : Ezekiel Rich
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The Aryan Origin of the Alphabet Disclosing the Sumero Phoenician Parentage of Our Letters Ancient and Modern

Author : L. A. Waddell
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This book contain is a comprehensive guide to the origins of the alphabet, exploring its existence in ancient Greece, Egypt, and Samaria. Laurence Austine Waddell (1899 – 1938) was a British Explorer, professor of Tibetan, and Indian army surgeon. Other notable works by this author include: “Among the Himalayas”, “The Birds of Sikkim” (1893), and “Some Ancient Indians Charms from the Tibetan” (1895). Contents include: “Ancestry of the Alphabets Re The Phoenicians”, “Alphabet Letters in Pre-Dynastic and Early-Dynastic Egypt and Theories Thereon”, “How the Sumerian Origin of the Alphabet was Discovered”, “The So-Called ‘Aphonic Owner’s Mark”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The Early Alphabet

Author : John F. Healey
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00 In this generously illustrated book, John Healey outlines the basic principles of the early alphabet and describes the first attempts at alphabetic writing in the Semitic languages. In this generously illustrated book, John Healey outlines the basic principles of the early alphabet and describes the first attempts at alphabetic writing in the Semitic languages.

Turkana Alphabet

Author : Ekuam Ewoi
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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess

Author : Leonard Shlain
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This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values. Writing drove cultures toward linear left-brain thinking and this shift upset the balance between men and women, initiating the decline of the feminine and ushering in patriarchal rule. Examining the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians, and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets ancient myths and parables in light of his theory. Provocative and inspiring, this book is a paradigm-shattering work that will transform your view of history and the mind.

Original Papers Illustrating the History of the Application of the Roman Alphabet to the Languages of India

Author : Sir Monier Monier-Williams
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