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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Zach Jameson: What are pictograms? A pictogram is, by definition, a pictorial sign or symbol. Have you ever seen those pictures of skull and crossbones in a diamond shape on a truck before? That pictogram represents that the cargo is toxic and should be avoided. Another example would ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Week 2 - Symbols

Submission by Will Lestrange: One of the most underrated sets of pictographic symbols is the set of Babylonian cuneiform symbols. Like the better-known hieroglyphics out of ancient Egypt, cuneiform started out as a set of pictographic symbols before evolving into an alphabet over time. Cuneiform, w...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Silas Hipolito Crist: Pictographs are built of pictures which resemble what they signify. There are also ideograms which represents ideas. Ancient civilazations were developing early pictographs and turn them into more logical systems which were becoming more complexed. Some of the mo...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Prof. Gustavo Flores: The culture I’m researching is, once again, the Aztec culture. I liked the symbols they used because, in my opinion, they were a little bit more elaborate and you can see that they were starting to make sense in a way that their reality, what they saw, they tried...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Polaris Black: Once on New Zealand, the Māori were very isolated for several centuries and developed a unique society consisting of many tribes that were proficient in woodcarving, tattooing, and other art forms. The symbolic meanings embodied in carving, knots and weaving were widely...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Kendra Givens: Native American people used both pictograms and petroglyphs. Petroglyphs were carved into rock rather than painted on with various colors of natural pigment like pictograms. They could be used as a way to communicate between tribes, as tribes spoke multiple verbal langu...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Ivorie Windton: Today I have chosen to research the Sumerians pictograms. This civilization is what we know as the beginning of writing. In the beginning, the pictures which represented different words, were written out and rather complex, after time the writing system evolved and bec...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Gail Allen: In Mesoamerica several very similar writing styles originated in the Mayan and Aztec cultures. They made use of a large variety of symbols, called glyphs, because they reminded the people discovering them of the Egyptian hieroglyphs. There a glyphs representing several dif...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Aurelia West: I chose to research the written Chinese still used today and its history. I found that the characters were based on six basic principles and the first mention of them was in the Rites of Zhou, around 150 BC. Many of them were pictographs intended to show the object, but ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Arianna Stonewater: I decided to research the Dongba symbols. Also known as the Tomba or Tompa Symbols, they are glyphs used by the priests of the Naxi people in southern China. They are estimated to have been developed in the seventh century and are actually still in use today! Much ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Symbols
Replies: 12
Views: 152

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Submission by Amaryllis Storm: The Maya writing system is recognized as the only fully-fledged writing system in the Americas by scholars today. The hieroglyphics are not only beautiful to behold but also complicated in its writing structure, containing no less than eight hundred divided into two c...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Phaistos Disc
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Week 2 - Phaistos Disc

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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms
Replies: 11
Views: 135

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Submission by Zach Jameson:

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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms

Submission by Will Lestrange: https://i.imgur.com/nOm7JiC.png The five pictograms I made all have specific meanings for primitive wizards. The first symbol, a vertical line, represents the stick that is used as a conduit for magic. (Essentially, these sticks are precursors to staves and wands - and...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms

Submission by Silas Hipolito Crist: https://i.imgur.com/dmZwBLa.png First symbol is magic wand with two hearts at each end of the stick. This is a symbol of love and it was very regulary used because of very simple way to draw it. Next symbol are small circles which are representing every type of w...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms

Submission by Prof. Gustavo Flores: The meaning of each pictogram is on the image. The logic I believed this Ancient Wizarding Culture used to define those pictograms is the following: * Pain: Meant to represent a blood stain. Much of the pain this society felt was due to war wounds, so there’s the...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms

Submission by Polaris Black: http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac87/polarisblack1/W2-Wizarding%20Pictograms_zpsp5nz4gkh.jpg These pictograms were used to identify locations of goods or services in ancient wizarding society. A wand (and magic) would have been used to carve the image in the nearby b...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms

Submission by Kendra Givens: https://s15.postimg.cc/wz1kj5cmj/Ho_Wsymbols.png The first symbol is a little burst of light, almost appearing like a sun. This symbol represents “lumos”, and indicates to anyone that there is reason to use the spell while in that area. It might be that there is somethi...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms

Submission by Gail Allen: The pictograms I've designed mean: Magic in general, Cauldron, Potion, Incendio, and Quidditch. They didn't play a particular role, but simply represented these things to the reader. Incendio is a bit special though as that was not just a representation of the spell, but a...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Week 2 - Wizarding Pictograms

Submission by Aurelia West: https://i.imgur.com/s7zYlAz.jpg I designed 5 pictograms. The first one is a circle with 6 lines protruding from its top and right side. The order goes, long line, short line, long, long, short, long. This represents divination and what I believe looking into the future w...

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