Re: Jaynes and Hoagland findings related??
Ted Holden (email@example.com)
18 Jan 1995 09:23:39 -0500
firstname.lastname@example.org (scharle) writes:
> Egyptian Hieroglyphics partially reflected the sound of the spoken
>language. They weren't just pictures of things, but a full way of
>representing the spoken speech. For example, for a word which wasn't
>easily pictured, a homonym or group of homonyms could be used (sort of
>like rebus writing).
A couple of questions... Does anybody believe they know what ancient
Egyptian sounded like; is there no other explaination for the symbol
grouping in heiroglyphics; can any such case as you make here be made
for Chinese writing... i.e. I'd always heard that Chinese writing
involved literal pictures which had been simplified to symbols over