Interesting Facts about the Hieroglyphic Alphabet The Ancient Egyptians called their writing the "language of the gods.
It developed into a cursive script around BCE known as 'abnormal hieratic' and then was replaced c. The Rosetta Stone contains three parallel scripts — hieroglyphic, demotic, and Greek.
Based on the clay tablets, scholars have concluded that the Ugaritic script consisted of 27 consonants and 3 vowels, and, like English, was written from left to right. Their inscription prevented the sealed jar from being covertly opened and at the same time described its contents and designated the official responsible for it.
It was once thought that the origin of Egyptian Hieroglyphs are religious and historical, but recent developments could point to an economical impetus for this script as well as push back the time depth of this writing system.
Eventually the most cursive form of hieratic became the demotic which gives no hint of its hieroglyphic origin.
Scribes would even reverse the order of signs if it seemed that a more balanced rectangle could be obtained by writing them in the wrong order. Without having to use any words one could convey the concept of "I hate school" or "I am angry about school.
Hieroglyphics continued to be used throughout Egypt's history in all forms of writing but came primarily to be the script of monuments and temples.
Translation All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Hieroglyphs may have emerged from the preliterate artistic traditions of Egypt.
An ideogram is a 'sense sign' that conveys a certain message clearly through a recognizable symbol. Images in any inscription always face the beginning of the line of text; if the text is to be read left-to-right then the faces of the people, birds, and animals will be looking to the left.