What is the Greatest Irish invention ever? Every literate person in the western world and beyond uses it every day! In fact you are using this invention to read this piece now? What is it? It is the space between words! Ancient texts were written without spaces. booktryst.com
Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt Ink on paper H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."
Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched - Researchers have completed the first phase of the world's most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts as part of a landmark project to revolutionise access & understanding of the language.
The oldest musical notation known so far, on a Babylonian lenticular tablet from 2000-1700 BCE. It was a school text used to teach the Babylonian 4-stringed lute, and the notation is of 2 ascending consecutive heptatonic scales.
The Ugaritic language is attested in texts from the 14th through the 12th century BCE. Ugaritic is usually classified as a Northwest Semitic language and therefore related to Hebrew, Aramaic, and Phoenician, among others. Its grammatical features are highly similar to those found in Classical Arabic and Akkadian.