Monday, 21 March 2016

How S Evolved

This is how the Egyptians wrote S:
It was a picture of a tooth; they pronounced this "sun".

The Proto-Sinaitic writing was like this:
File:Proto-Canaanite - shin.png
Then the Phoenicians wrote it like this:
File:Phoenician sin.svg

The Greeks wrote it like this:
File:Greek Sigma normal.svg
And now we write it like this…
File:Latin alphabet Ss.svg
These are all the computer Ss that we write:


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