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PDF ☆ Stick The Story of Our Alphabet » Don Robb Bold collage illustrations and clear prose trace the origins of our familiar letters From the proto Si This is an example of how good kids non fiction can be Informative enough for a report yet so entertainingly written that it can be just read by anyone with an interest in language

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PDF ↠ BOOK Ox, House, Stick: The Story of Our Alphabet (Do You Really Know Your ABC's?) FREE Â REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD ✓ Bold collage illustrations and clear prose trace the origins of our familiar letters From the proto Sinaitic peoples through the Phoe Naitic peoples through the Phoenicians Greeks and Romans this book follows the development of the Roma This book takes us on a journey with the written word—from its roots in the need for communicating with people far away and keeping a record of what was said through its modern iterations Robb discusses the different types of written language the development from pictographic to phonemic representations He shows the developments between the Sinaitic Phoenician Early Greek Classical Greek and Roman alphabets and even discusses what kinds of differences might have existed in the phonic sounds of the words made with them He gives thorough but easy to read and entertaining backstory to the reasoning behind why the letters look like they do For example the letter A was originally a picture of an Ox and its Semitic name aelph sounds a lot like alpha which is what the Greeks called it Robb explains that when we turn the A upside down it still retains the horns of the ox after which it was named Every letter of our alphabet has a backstory and Robb delivers them all with fantastic whimsical illustrations by Anne Smith When he’s not telling the stories of each letter he discusses things like the development of spacing between words why we read from left to right the development of consonants and vowels the order of the letters in the alphabet the development of papyrus and paper styles of letters serif sans serif boldface italics and the invention of the printing press A timeline and list of resources categorized by age group make this book a complete volume for children and adults alike who are interested in knowing a little about why we write the way we do

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