By: Cole Rainsberger
Why are they formed and written this way?
Still wondering how they used it?
Did they only create hieroglyphics?
Egyptians did not only use hieroglyphics. First, there was a writing involved in their generation called Hieratic. "Hieratic was a cursive form of hieroglyphics with less complicated and connected signs." Also, Demotic was developed around 660 B.C. "It was an abbreviated script with signs that did not look like the corresponding hieroglyphs." Writing with Demotic was unbelievably faster than Hieratic. Egyptians did not only use hieroglyphics.
How are we effected today?
Well, how do hieroglyphics effect us in the present day? "Hieroglyphics can be transliterated and translated today, as can hieratic. "Demotic is usually transliterated directly into the letters of the English alphabet." We would not have the same alphabet as we do today without hieroglyphics. Also, some of the texts today can be read to see how the Egyptians spoke of themselves, their gods, their history, and their culture. Finally, they have created a big tourist attraction that people pay money to see. Hieroglyphics greatly effect us today.