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10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet
10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet
10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet

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Think you know the English language? Here are 10 letters folks used to use, but didn't quite stand the test of time. Elemenopee, my homies.
Modding the Latin Alphabet: the odd history of G, J, U, W, Y

Not every letter in your alphabet comes straight from ancient Rome. Some letters were crafted by clever old-school modders. This is their history. Learn how G comes from tailed C, J is an I with a tail, and the stories of U, V, W and Y intertwine. Meet soldiers, plebes, scribes and kings as the alphabet finds its way from the Romans to you. Most credits for sound effects and images found in Thoth's Pill: CC-BY and public domain images not found in Thoth's Pill: Ostia Antica inscription, Marie-Lan Nguyen Epistola del Trissino de le lettere nuovamente aggiunte nella lingua italiana Shakespeare's First Folio, Jessie Chapman Benjamin...

A Game You Can Always Win

Get Vsauce's favorite science and math toys delivered right to your door: The 100 game was created by the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson -- who you may know for writing Alice In Wonderland under the pen name Lewis Carroll. Carroll’s Oxford students were amazed. On February 5, 1856 he wrote in his diary: “... the trick of counting alternately up to 100, neither putting on more than 10 to the last number named, astonished them not a little.” The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll’s Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays, by Martin Gardiner The Diaries of Lewis Carroll Volume...

Cool Facts For Kids And Adults To Know. General Knowledge Questions And Answers

These cool facts and tricks related to general knowledge will come in handy when there is a need to shine at a party. Kids will find these extremely fun and useful, as all the GK questions and Answers are illustrated in the most fun and cool way! Enjoy and don't forget to tell us IN THE COMMENTS which one of these you liked the most? Subscribe to 7-Second Riddles: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join us on Social Media: Facebook: Instagram: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What Does a 4D Ball Look Like in Real Life? Amazing Experiment Shows Spherical Version of Tesseract

Follow me on: Get your subscription box here: Twitter: Facebook: In this video I show you what a movement through a fourth spatial dimension would look like in our 3D World. I show you what crazy stuff would happen if a 4th dimensional being were to move 4D objects through our 3D space. Weird things happen like the sudden appearing of objects, shape changing, sudden mirror imaging and more! This video is helpful to understanding a 4th spatial dimension using the simplest object...a sphere. This is easier than a tesseract to understand because it looks the same from all directions. WARNING: If you...

Creating a Language: Selecting Sounds

It's about time I starting making up my own language. In this video, I'm joined by Xidnaf and together we try and nail down the phonological inventory of this brand spanking new language. ————— ► Xidnaf's Channel : ————— ► DISCUSS THIS EPISODE ON REDDIT: ————— WATCH MORE: ► Stars : ► Galaxies : ► Planetary Systems : ► Planets : ► Orbits : ► Languages : ► Seasons: ————— ARTIFEXIAN ON THE INTERWEB: ► Youtube: ► Facebook: ► Twitter: ► Podcast: ► Reddit: ————— CREDITS: Music: "Unwritten Return" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 ————— Thank you all so much for watching…Edgar out! ( /Rao/ )

Why Samoa Skipped December 30, 2011

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Dark Cartoon Theories That Will Ruin Your Childhood COMPILATION

Be warned! Some of these cartoon theories will change the way you look at these shows forever! Subscribe to our channel: Growing up watching shows on Nickelodeon was the greatest thing for many children. From goofy cartoons like SpongeBob Squarepants to live-action hits like iCarly, Nick was always filled with entertainment. On the surface, the shows were filled with great fun and entertainment, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover some pretty troubling theories and stories about the hit shows. Timmy Turner is just an ordinary boy with Fairy Godparents, but did he grow up to become Danny Phantom?!...

10 Fun Facts About America Even Americans Don't Know

How much do you know about the U.S.? Were you aware that the Library of Congress could have a record of some of your social media posts? Let’s see which of these 10 little-known facts about the United States will manage to surprise you the most! For example, in fact, there were actually 6 American flags placed on the moon during the Apollo landings. It’s unknown whether all those flags are still standing, but the ones that remain have most likely been bleached completely white, from exposure to radiation from the sun. Or what do you think America’s favorite drink...

The surprising pattern behind color names around the world

Why so many languages invented words for colors in the same order. Subscribe to our channel! In 1969, two Berkeley researchers, Paul Kay and Brent Berlin, published a book on a pretty groundbreaking idea: that every culture in history, when they developed their languages, invented words for colors in the exact same order. They claimed to know this based off of a simple color identification test, where 20 respondents identified 330 colored chips by name. If a language had six words, they were always black, white, red, green, yellow, and blue. If it had four terms, they were always black, white,...


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What If There Is No Rain On The Earth for 100 Years?

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25 Things Pixar Does That Disney Would Never Do

They may technically be owned by the same company, but there's still a huge difference between Disney and Pixar movies! Subscribe to our channel: Check out "10 Shocking Disney Pixar Theories That Actually Make Sense" from our friends at CBR: Pixar is Disney’s baby they began taking care of in 2006. Since then, the word has flown around the industry that Pixar made Disney better when their head chief creative officer, John Lasseter, went over to help Disney. But it was also said that Pixar suffered and reverted to more sequels, however, their sequels turned out to be just as...


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The Design of U.S. State Flags

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You are fluent in this language (and don't even know it) | Christoph Niemann

Without realizing it, we're fluent in the language of pictures, says illustrator Christoph Niemann. In a charming talk packed with witty, whimsical drawings, Niemann takes us on a hilarious visual tour that shows how artists tap into our emotions and minds -- all without words. Check out more TED Talks: The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED...

What is the Most Lag Possible in Super Mario Maker?

Super Mario Maker usually runs at a pretty stable frame rate of 60 frames per second. But there are some tricks and techniques that make Super Mario Maker lag really hard. In this video we are going to push Super Mario Maker to it’s limits. In this video we will finally find out what the lowest possible frame rate is, at which Super Mario Maker is still able to run. Huge thanks to Psycrow for taking the time to mod the game, and for being awesome in general! ------------------------Credits for the Music------------------------------ ------Holfix HolFix - Beyond The Kingdom ------Kevin MacLeod "Adventure Meme", “Amazing Plan”, “The...

10 Normal Foods That Are BANNED In Other Countries

Popular food you cannot find in other countries. Subscribe: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Meat, milk, cereal, and fruit are products Americans consume on a regular basis. But did you know that some of these products are completely banned in other countries? They contain substances and chemicals that might be approved by the FDA, but are illegal by any other food administration. Let’s explore 10 foods banned in other countries! Let’s start with artificial dyes. You probably know that M&Ms and other sweets contain artificial dyes that contribute to the product’s color and make it more appealing. But those dyes have been banned in Europe and many...

This Is The Smartest Human On Earth. You Won't Guess What He Does.

The smarter you are, the more successful you'll be - right? But, Is a person's IQ really the most important factor oftheir success? Let's take a look at the smartest human on earth! Subscribe for more! ► ◄ Stay updated ► ◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: Before I tell you about the most intelligent person in the world, and what he’s doing with his amazing gift, let's find out the science behind intelligence and success. One of the mostwell-known psychologists who studied intelligence in children, attempting to decode how a person’s success can...

Shakespeare: Original pronunciation (The Open University)

An introduction by David and Ben Crystal to the 'Original Pronunciation' production of Shakespeare and what they reveal about the history of the English language. Transcript link - Study a free course on Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Open University Explore our English literature free courses Study Q39 BA (Honours) English Language and Literature Study Q66 BA (Honours) English Literature Explore qualifications in Languages with the OU The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high-quality online degrees and distance learning, serving students across the globe with highly respected degree qualifications, and the triple-accredited MBA. The...

CAPS Unlock - the history behind uppercase & lowercase letters

The ancient alphabet was a single scratchy list of letters. So where did BIG UPPERCASE and little lowercase forms of our alphabet come from? Take a look at the history of our strange writing system and wonder... Who came first? Was it those rambunctious CAPITALIZERS or the fancy but timid minusculizers? Who made scripts join forces to form one superalphabet? Roman soldiers? Medieval scribes? Are camels to blame for CamelCase? Why does something about these letters remind me of Arabic, even though Arabic doesn't capitalize its letters? Word of the day: bicameral. Sorry, BiCaMeRaL. You'll see. CREDITS Art, animation and music by NativLang ~ CC-BY and Public Domain...

How Korea crafted a better alphabet - History of Writing Systems #11 (Featural Alphabet)

The Korean alphabet is better than yours. Meet the king who invented it and watch him work his linguistic magic in this chapter in the history of writing. You wake up in another palace. This time you're in Korea. The first face to greet you is that of King Sejong the Great. He tells you of centuries of struggles trying to fit Chinese characters to his Korean language. He compares it to Japanese. But he wants something cleaner, more efficient. You tell him about your alphabet, but he's not impressed. Watch as he knocks your ideas down and invents a better writing...


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British Numbers confuse Americans - Numberphile

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