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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 295
Views: 14042

Re: Quick Quotes

Next up for July is this!

Words on entrance sign to haunted castle

From Brief Cases (Curses) by Jim Butcher
You will leave us now.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

Submission received from Will Lestrange : https://i.imgur.com/VFqbgmR.png The artefact pictured above appears to be a traditional spellcasting stick, smoothed out to make it easier to grasp and manipulate to work magic. The symbols on the stick, though, stand out from what they tell us. First of all...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

Submission received from Silas Hipolito Crist : My artifact is a simple stone that has great powers and is designed with magic. It is full of different magic spells which made it colourfull in the middle, the colours are all very faint and mixed between each other, but this make them even more beaut...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

Submission received from Polaris Black : In addition to her skills as a healer, Helga Hufflepuff was known for her recipes and food-related charms. In fact, if she had not co-founded Hogwarts, she would probably be famous for writing her own line of cook books. At the time, each Hogwarts founder cre...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

Submission received from Kendra Givens : https://s15.postimg.cc/lyngyxjff/Ho_Wyeasure.png This is what is believed to be an early wizarding wand, made purely out of plain gray stone with a blunt, but pointed tip and a decorative holding end that looks as if it has a knob for holding on to. The inscr...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

Submission received from Janie Peterson : The wizarding artifact that I am writing about is a small, grey stone bowl with three symbols engraved on the bottom: a raincloud, a waterdrop, and a lightning bolt. This stone bowl was more than likely used as a goblet to drink from seeing as how it is abou...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

Submission received from Ivorie Windton : This ancient artifact glows gold and feels warm to the touch even when the weather is at its coldest. When holding the mirror directly in front of you the person viewing themselves does not see themselves, but instead is allowed to see themselves with power ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

Submission received from Gail Allen : https://s33.postimg.cc/c9qg79l0f/hist_word03.png This is a piece of gold with inscriptions on it. The most important clue to discovering the meaning comes from the symbol in the center which we already know from previous studies of early wizarding culture*. The ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Week 3 - Wizarding Artefacts

Submission received from Amaryllis Storm : https://s26.postimg.cc/7das8cgrt/History_of_the_Word_-_week_3_-_submission_of_Amaryllis_Storm.png This artifact was found is a mineral-rich area of Africa, while searching for one of the many long lost civilization great cities. It was found buried amongst ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Week 3 - Early Scripts

Submission from Will Lestrange : One early writing script, about five thousand years old, is generally referred to as the Indus script or the Harapaan script . Inscriptions in this script were found primarily in the Indus River Valley in South Asia (in what is now northeast Afghanistan, Pakistan, an...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Week 3 - Early Scripts

Submission from Silas Hipolito Crist : Egyptian hieroglyphs were formal writing system at Egypt and were used for writing down things in egyptian language. They were used from 3200 BC to 400. Its child systems were Hieratic, Demotic, Coptic, Meroitic and Proto-Sinaitic. Hieroglyphs' type was logogra...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Week 3 - Early Scripts

Submission from Polaris Black : One of the earliest known systems of writing was Cuneiform script. A reed stylus was used to make wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets. The etymology of the word cuneiform means "wedge shaped", from the Latin cuneus for "wedge" and forma for "sh...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Week 3 - Early Scripts

Submission from Kendra Givens : The first recognizable Chinese writing dates back 3,500 years (some would argue even longer ago), is made of up thousands of characters that represent words, and is completely logographic. The Chinese writing system is one of the longest consistently used writing syst...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Week 3 - Early Scripts

Submission from Ivorie Windton : During the Shang Dynasty, China developed their first “script”, which differed from their previous communication style which involved greatly pictures to represent words. This change was somewhere around 1600 to 1046 BCE. This crude script began with an ancient art o...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Week 3 - Early Scripts

Submission from Gail Allen : Abjads is an early script that developed from Egyptian hieroglyphs. Earlier all writing had been relying on the symbols being interpreted as what they represented as an idea, rather than a guide to pronouncing the symbols. The only way a reader would know how to interpre...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Early Scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Week 3 - Early Scripts

Submission from Amaryllis Storm : Early Script -Vai Vai is one of the oldest known ancient scripts still in use in the modern world, yet its creation seems to be mired in confusion. Vai is a consonant-vowel advance syllabary writing system. It is assumed that the language was created by Momolu Duwal...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: History of the Word
Topic: Week 3 - Proto-writing
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Week 3 - Proto-writing

The answer, as provided by Polaris Black -

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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 3 - Cryptogram
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: SQL 2018 - Week 3 - Cryptogram

Solutions have been received from -

Will Lestrange
Katelin Ross
Kendra Givens
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 3 - Design a Uniform
Replies: 2
Views: 21

SQL 2018 - Week 3 - Design a Uniform

You have your Siggy and Avatar (maybe)! Lovely. B) Now we need to have appropriate garb for our teams! Create a uniform for yourself and your team mates! Post a picture of your creation(s) in here (maximum 600 x 600 size). This may be a picture of your actual Quidditch Robes, or what you wear under ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 - Week 3 - Cryptogram
Replies: 1
Views: 21

SQL 2018 - Week 3 - Cryptogram

There was such delight amongst all the crowd of witches and wizards watching that first World Quidditch Cup. Not only was the Quidditch play itself of huge interest, but there was a lot of other activity on the playing field which provided great entertainment. https://s26.postimg.cc/q61aw5kmx/SQL_20...

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