Evolution of the Written Word

As you all know, reading is a big part of my life and my identity and because of this, the history of the written word is endlessly fascinating to me.

I would love to find a couple of good reference books to delve into but for now I've been relying on web articles and journals.

For Trivia Tuesday this week, I'd just like to leave you with a few important dates in the evolution of reading and writing.

1000 BC saw the introduction of vowels into written words, before that we were attempting to work with just consonants.

700 AD was the birth of lower case letters. I guess before that WE WERE ALL SHOUTING AT ONE ANOTHER?

And it took until 900 AD to add spaces between words in order to make them easier to read.

Such a long progression to get to modern writing but perspective shows us how worthwhile the progression was.

This is only a brief look into some of the changes the written word has undergone. I for one, am excited to learn more.