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Hieroglyphic Symbols Beginning In 1996 I was stationed in Cairo Egypt assigned to perform infectious disease research for the Middle East While their I had an opportunity to do some research on hieroglyphic symbols My research shows where these symbols came from and the importance of this fascinating language that is Greek to most people today In the ancient times between 4000-30 BC the Egyptian Pharaohs were the most powerful people in existence Although they had sophisticated methods for building and irrigation one area that they lagged in sophistication was the basic form they used for writing their language The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphic symbols that were often expressed through pictographs that are stylized pictures used to express words and subjects The use of pictographs was a very primitive form of communication that took lots of time and energy to inscribe They did not describe the subject in great detail whereas in the English language you can describe the subject in great detail with little or no effort When using pictographs the Egyptians didnt use connectives adjectives verbs or nouns They would simply sketch a series of pictures in reference to the subject that they were addressing Also when using pictographs it leaves most of the interpretation of the writings up to the readers imagination therefore often not accurately describing and communicating the findings or ideas to the author Using the writing system in the English language a person is able to tell the reader exactly what youre writing about and do so in great detail In our current system of writing we use a series of twenty-six letters six of the letters are vowels and the rest are consonants We arrange these letters in different sequences to create many different expressive words such as nouns verbs adjectives and pronouns There are over fifty thousand words in the English language and by skillfully using them we can accurately communicate to others by
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