Month: May 2015


For Jennifer Ball’s theory on the origins of language which takes a Darwinian approach to written scripts. Proposed: That all ancient written languages reflect…

Read More

“V” has meant “female” for 6,400 years

The top character means “female sheep/ewe.” This marking and the examples below are taken from Before Writing Vol. I (©1992) by Denise Schmandt-Besserat, page 143. The complex…

Read More

Chinese word for “heart” 心 comes from a penis

The website (originally is phenomenal, and the amount of work put into it is impressive, but I think it’s pretty clear from…

Read More