Writing FAQs:


Q: Is writing a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols?

A: Yes.

Q: Is writing the realm of prehistory?

A: Yes.

Q: Is writing not a language but a form of technology that developed as tools developed with human society?

A: Yes.

Q: Is writing generally called text?

A: Yes, and the recipient of text is called a reader.

Q: Was writing very important in maintaining the Egyptian empire?

A: Yes, and literacy was concentrated among an educated elite of scribes.

Q: Was writing driven by pragmatic exigencies such as exchanging information?

A: Yes, and maintaining financial accounts, codifying laws and recording history.

Q: Was writing documenting and how it was used?

A: Yes.

Q: Are writings disputed?

A: Yes, because there are no precise evidence in situ, the slabs cannot be carbon dated, because of the bad treatment of the Cluj museum.

Q: Is writing a complement to speech or spoken language?

A: Yes.

Q: Is writing a current research topic?

A: Yes, and conventional history assumes that the writing process first evolved from economic necessity in the ancient Near East.

Q: Was writing gradually replaced by writing using a wedge-shaped stylus?

A: Yes, and at first only for logograms, but by the 29th century BC also for phonetic elements.