Why do none of the native southern african languages have their own alphabet?

Status
Not open for further replies.

jibo82

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
186
They all seem to use the English alphabet
 
Last edited:

jibo82

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
186
Not only native Southern African languages but also a lot of European languages too.
Not surprising considering that much of Europe were late entrant to civilization.

Sanskrit has been around since the Bronze Age when much of Europe was still throwing the baby out with the bath water.
 

lowriderza

Expert Member
Joined
May 23, 2019
Messages
1,779
Off topic but Afrikaans uses both the Latin and Arabic alphabet. Not sure how common the latter is lately I'm a bit ignorant on that.
 

jibo82

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
186
An alphabet is used for what?

Writing.

What did the indigenous languages not have?

....................


That concludes this lesson in thinking.
What a fckin genius, well fkn obviously they didn’t have writing if they didn’t even have an alphabet. Keep thinking you need it. Considering that written languages have been around since the Bronze Age why did they not have written language?
 
Last edited:

MightyQuin

Not amused...
Joined
Oct 6, 2010
Messages
25,726
Your existence is pointless.

Because the English are notorious for stealing other peoples inventions and claiming it as theirs.


What a fckin genius, well fkn obviously they didn’t have writing if they didn’t even have an alphabet. Keep thinking you need it. Considering that written languages has been around since the Bronze Age why did they not have written language?
1631684551642.png
 

Claymore

Executive Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
Messages
8,047
Literally all of the Western world's alphabets are derived from the Phoenician alphabet, which was spread because of a mollusc they travelled the seas for because of the purple dye it produced.
 

Polymathic

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 22, 2010
Messages
22,712
Literally all of the Western world's alphabets are derived from the Phoenician alphabet, which was spread because of a mollusc they travelled the seas for because of the purple dye it produced.
Apparently all modern systems in Eurasia outside the Sinosphere (China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia) can be traced back to the Phoenician Script
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top