This video is no longer available

This video was hosted on Vidme, which is no longer in operation. However, you might find this video at one of these links:

Video title:

History of Writing - The Alphabet - Extra History

Upload date:

August 8 2017

Uploaded by:


Video description:

Where did the alphabet come from? How did it develop, and why? The writing systems first developed in Sumer provided a basis for the written word, but their system of characters also inspired a shift to single phoneme systems where each letter represents a distinct sound. Support us on Patreon! (--More below) Grab your Extra Credits gear at the store! Subscribe for new episodes every Saturday! _________ Thanks to Joseph Maslov for being our guest artist this week! Check out more of Joe's work below. Website - Blog - _________ Thanks for participating in this week's discussion! We want you to be aware of our community posting guidelines so that we can have high-quality conversations: Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: ___________ Play games with us on Extra Play! Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): Follow us on Facebook: Get our list of recommended games on Steam: ____________ ♪ Get the intro music here! *Music by Demetori: ♪ Get the outro music here! *Music by Sean and Dean Kiner:

Total views: