Cuneiform

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Philosophy

 

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Stephen T

 

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September 27, 2012

 

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University

 

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Cuneiform translates to "wedge shaped". Some Languages included in the Cuneiform classification were Sumerian, Akkadian, Elamite, Hittite, Luwian, Hurrian, Hattic, and Urartian. Cuneiform was primarily used during the time period that lasted between the 30th century BC to 1st century AD. The first symbol picture was that of the word "great"...
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Shortly after, the second was that of the word "man". This pictorial writing then later developed into a series of wedges and hooks. The wedges representing whole Sumerian words are described as ideographic. This writing consists of using ideograms, or word symbols. This writing system was used primarily in Mesopotamia until the century before the birth of Christ...
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