Read the next short story; How the Camel Got His Hump, Or read more short stories for kids in our Children's Library. ', 'Oh bother!' ), 'Yes. And very incitedly he drew them all without stopping, on a big new bit of birch-bark. By the beginning of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (a few years after 2000 B.C.E. Its first origins can be traced back to a Proto-Sinaitic script developed in Ancient Egypt to represent the language of Semitic-speaking workers and … The History of the Alphabet The Invention and Spread of the Alphabet • to become more democratic, writing would have to leave Egypt – like Moses and the Hebrews of the Exodus! Oh, we've done that before. But this las is a teaser. 0 0 5 Höfundur: Rudyard Kipling Lesari: Cathy Dobson. ', 'Of course,' said her Daddy. Kipling’s classic tale taken from the Just So Stories. Let’s see. (13. Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the ampersand today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was actually once the 27th member of the alphabet. Snake and egg,' said Taffy 'So that means dinner's ready. ‘There’s the hissy-snake at the end and the carp-mouth before the snake—as-as-as. ', 'Er-hm!' ah! Many of the other pictures were much too beautiful to begin with, especially before lunch, but as they were drawn over and over again on birch-bark, they became plainer and easier, till at last even Tegumai said he could find no fault with them. As far from Modern English as Public Enemy, Old English continues to be taught in high schools and colleges when our young people are forced … Yo, bad water,’ said Taffy. And we're the first people in all the world who've ever tried to do it, Taffimai! Expeditions made offerings to Hathor in hopes of a rich haul to take home. 'That's a mixy noise. Spelling alphabets were created before World War I in response to advances in voice-supportive two-way radio, to improve communication on low-quality and long-distance telephone circuits. You can see from these three pictures partly how it happened. ‘I tell you what we’ll do. Taffy, dear, I’ve a notion that your Daddy’s daughter has hit upon the finest thing that there ever was since the Tribe of Tegumai took to using shark’s teeth instead of flints for their spear-heads. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin script.It was devised by the International Phonetic Association in the late 19th century as a standardized representation of speech sounds in written form. For more information, including classroom activities, readability data, and original sources, please visit https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/79/just-so-stories/1303/how-the-alphabet-was-made/. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Shu-ya means rain, or “it is going to rain.” Why, Daddy!’ She got up and danced round him. Lit2Go Edition. ', 'Snake--pole--broken--egg--carp--tail and carp-mouth,' said Taffy. In their newly created alphabet, the Phoenicians used symbols or letters only for consonants, although their spoken language did contain vowel sounds. HE week after Taffimai Metallumai (we will still call her Taffy, Best Beloved) made that little mistake about her Daddy's spear and the Stranger-man and the picture-letter and all, she went carp- fishing again with her Daddy. ), ‘That’s not bad,’ said Tegumai, and scratched on his own piece of bark for himself; but you’ve forgotten the feeler that hangs across his mouth.’, ‘You needn’t draw anything of him except just the opening of his mouth and the feeler across. As they answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions, your students will prove that they understand what they read! ‘If this game of ours is going to be what I think it will, the easier we make our sound- pictures the better for everybody.’ And he drew. said Taffy, scratching away on the bark. ', 'You'd be cross. 'Not yet,' said Tegumai; 'not till we've gone a little further. (20, 21, 22.). 'That will be our little secret s'prise. The modern Hebrew alphabet started … So'd I. And there’s more in this game than you think. 'If this game of ours is going to be what I think it will, the easier we make our sound- pictures the better for everybody.' 'I'll draw 'em all in a string like fish. ', 'Yes,' said Taffy. How the Alphabet Was Made. That was all very well to draw once or twice; but when it came to drawing it six or seven times, Taffy and Tegumai drew it scratchier and scratchier, till at last the T-sound was only a thin long Tegumai with his arms out to hold Taffy and Teshumai. By 1011, a formal list of the Old English alphabet was made and included all of our present letters except J, U (or V)* and W. The ampersand and five uniquely English letters, designated ond, wynn, thorn, eth and ash, were included. Let's draw another bit of the carp-fish and join 'em,' said her Daddy. The Phoenicians realized that most words were made up of only a small number of simple sounds. ah!' La-la-la' and he waved his shark-tooth. ), ‘Don’t look up, Taffy,’ he said. ‘What’s water in the Tegumai language?’, ‘Ya, of course, and it means river too—like Wagai-ya—the Wagai river.’, ‘What is bad water that gives you fever if you drink it—black water—swamp-water?’, ‘Now look,’ said her Daddy. “Here’s a carp-fish tail for the yer-noise.’ And he drew this. ''Course I wouldn't drink that water because I'd know you said it was bad. Shu-shu-shu! ‘H’m,’ said Taffy. ', Taffy took a marrow-bone and sat mousy-quiet for ten whole minutes, while her Daddy scratched on pieces of birch-bark with a shark's tooth. ‘Now, make another noise,’ said Taffy, very proud. Her Mummy wanted her to stay at home and help hang up hides to dry on the big drying-poles outside their Neolithic Cave, but … Let's see. ‘Oh bother!’, ‘I could have drawn shi quite easily,’ Taffy went on. (Sky-water ending. The history of alphabetic writing goes back to the consonantal writing system used for Semitic languages in the Levant in the 2nd millennium BCE. And he drew. Daddy's just as good as come here himself and told me to get more water for Mummy to cook with.' "How the Alphabet Was Made". 'Eh, what?' (15. ‘Sides, I think I can draw tails easiest,’ said Taffy. ‘S’pose I wanted to tell you it wasn’t going to rain much and you must come down to the river, what would we draw? By 1011, a formal list of the Old English alphabet was made and included all of our present letters except J, U (or V)* and W. The ampersand and five uniquely English letters, designated ond, wynn, thorn, eth and ash, were included. Look here, Taffy.’ And he drew this. We've got shu-ya all right, haven't we? Kipling, R. (0). Two noises mixed! As they answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions, your students will prove that they understand what they read! ', Taffy drew the snake and the drying-pole. 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