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Returning to the origins of writing - with emojis

As we celebrate the European Day of Languages we look at some interesting facts about writing systems of the past and present.

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23 September 2021by Valentina Bergonzi

The letters of the alphabet were invented almost four thousand years ago, in Mesopotamia, to speed up communication: drawing objects to be sold or exchanged wasted precious time for trading. Over the past thirty years, we have been reintroducing pictograms into our writing. This time mainly to express emotions and feelings.

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