Writing questions This is a list of recently added questions about writing. An alphasyllabary writing system used mostly in India and Nepal is called...Devanagari. The Devanagari script is used for over 120 languages, making it one of the most used and adopted writing systems in the world. Among the languages using it are: Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pali and Sanskrit.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 36% runesrunes248HindiHindi1126DevanagariDevanagari834hieroglyphshieroglyphs90Hinduism riddles » Louis Braille, the inventor of the alphabet for the blind, was ...?Blinded in both eyes as a result of an accident. Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille. Blinded in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. Created by: Tschukahard 47% blind from birthblind from birth58blind in one eyeblind in one eye25blinded in both eyes as a result of an accidentblinded in both eyes as a result of an accident165visually impairedvisually impaired97inventions riddles » Phoenician alphabet was the first to use ...Symbols representing sounds . The names of the letters are acrophonic, and their names and shapes can be ultimately traced back to Egyptian Hieroglyphs. For example, the name of the first letter, 'aleph, means ox and developed from a picture of an ox's head. Some of the letter names were changed by the Phoenicians, including gimel, which meant camel in Phoenician, but was originally a picture of a throwing stick.Created by: Tschukahard 42% HieroglyphsHieroglyphs44Symbols representing whole wordsSymbols representing whole words149KIout writingKIout writing177Symbols representing sounds Symbols representing sounds 273alphabets riddles » Which of these letters is included in the German alphabet?ß . The letter ß (Eszett ) is used in German to represent ss. The letter β (beta) is from the Greek alphabet. Ъ (yer) is used in some alphabets based on Cyrillic, while ჩ (Chini) is in the Georgian alphabet. Created by: lukasz Polandhard 58% ß ß 737ββ447ЪЪ45ჩჩ29letters riddles » What is the most ancient written language?Sumerian was spoken in southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4th millennium BC, and was gradually replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language around 2000 BC, though it continued to be used as a ceremonial, literary and scientific language until the 1st century AD. Even though it was later forgotten, today it is well understood thanks to the large amount of written sources left. Scientists know its grammar, vocabulary, and even its dialects and pronunciation.Created by: Song Sung-minaverage 61% ChineseChinese427SumerianSumerian6830HebrewHebrew1705SanskritSanskrit2130ancient history riddles » In which language family are word roots not themselves syllables or words, but instead are isolated sets of consonants?Semitic. In Arabic, the root meaning "write" has the form k-t-b (كتب). From this root, words are formed by filling in the vowels, e.g. kitāb "book", kutub "books", kātib "writer", yaktubu "he writes" etc. Most scripts used to write Semitic omit some or all of the vowels, because the consonants are the primary carriers of meaning. Created by: globalquiz.orghard 40% Balto-SlavicBalto-Slavic721SemiticSemitic1921TurkicTurkic1255DravidianDravidian904languages riddles » What was graphite believed to be a form of?Lead. When large deposit of graphite was found in the 16th century in England, it was thought to be a form of lead. In many languages, the word for pencil literally means lead pen. (German Bleistift, Polish ołówek, Arabic قلم رصاص) Created by: Kasiaaverage 64% leadlead17159mercurymercury1991ironiron2952chalkchalk4517elements riddles » Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?Quotation marks. English ‘cat’ or “cat” is translated to French « chat » and German „katze“. Other countries typically use one of these styles. In many countries, English quotation marks are getting more and more popular due to widespread of English keyboards.Created by: Kasiahard 45% question marksquestion marks2951quotation marksquotation marks5145semicolonsemicolon1324exclamation marksexclamation marks1847languages riddles » Play languages quiz and see all the questions.