Chapter 6,
 Lesson 2
 Using Picture Writing
Objective
To understand the evolution of language and
its written form.
Vocabulary
pictograph- symbols that represent words or
ideas.
Pictographs
Pictures soon evolved into not just words but
sounds.

Sumerian’s word for fish was ha
ha


fish
Example

          =   belief
Evolution
Pictograms became cuneiforms.
Scribes
“Those who knew”
Scribes
Very few people could read or write.

Kings hired scribes,

  Professional writers
Phoenicians
Turned to a simpler way to keep records.

Cuneiform was too complicated!

  Developed an alphabet with 22 symb...
What does this say?


     GHOTI
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
Chapter 6, Lesson 2
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Chapter 6, Lesson 2

  1. 1. Chapter 6, Lesson 2 Using Picture Writing
  2. 2. Objective To understand the evolution of language and its written form.
  3. 3. Vocabulary pictograph- symbols that represent words or ideas.
  4. 4. Pictographs Pictures soon evolved into not just words but sounds. Sumerian’s word for fish was ha
  5. 5. ha fish
  6. 6. Example = belief
  7. 7. Evolution Pictograms became cuneiforms.
  8. 8. Scribes “Those who knew”
  9. 9. Scribes Very few people could read or write. Kings hired scribes, Professional writers
  10. 10. Phoenicians Turned to a simpler way to keep records. Cuneiform was too complicated! Developed an alphabet with 22 symbols. Each stood for a sound The Phoenicians invented the alphabet!
  11. 11. What does this say? GHOTI

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