How Every Letter Tells A Story

eBook - 2015
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How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our five lost letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many many other things. His heroes of the alphab.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781619025165
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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