The alphabet in itself will not evolve much.It becomes more homogenize and clearer.
But there is reference to paper.How Scripture will evolve, that’s something else. I myself notice that I have made it harder to put something on paper. Just because typing and writing are totally something else.
Now, the alphabet is apart from a conventional string also a determination of sequence of those characters, the alphabetical order.And here I notice that the youth experiences more and more difficulties to organize something alphabetically. On the Internet, alphabetical order does not play a role. How to look up something is separate from that order. You place a search term and you get the most relevant result, from the mess which is internet, in front of your nose.
In the past, you had to consult a reference book and as everyone knows, when you look up something in a dictionary, you go to work alphabetically.
There are already thousands of emojis mixed in SMS language and blogs with letters.In 20 years or so I think we will see emojis everywhere: in textbooks from kindergarten to uni, in legal documents etc.
Our writing language is again a mixture of an alphabet and a logographic system.
Why should our alphabet evolve?
And in addition, we are increasingly getting in touch with other languages through the Internet, which only increases the likelihood that we take over characters of those languages.
Finally, you could also make the argument that smileys are in a sense also an evolution of the alphabet, although the opinions are strongly about dividing whether it is a development for the good or not
The alphabet will perhaps develop (towards the print letter?) but already it is known that its users are developing.High school pupils and students write 芒 鈧?虄badter芒 鈧劉 (in technical sense) than their predecessors of Zo芒 鈧劉 N Twenty years ago.
I just don’t know what I think of it.We have lost more skills, from making clogs, reed cutting, manually milking cows to the back of our flesh, when meat still had legs. And also the loss of the old typewriter, horse and wagon and vein let we survived again.
I’m curious, so.
The alphabet in itself I do not see change immediately.However, it is probable that one adjusts certain rules (usually to win time).
One has already abolished the capital letter in a number of cases, as in the subject of an email.With us, the comma has also been omitted at the point of purchase.
A language is constantly changing.It is a matter of deleting old-fashioned language, and there are always words, whether or not they are taken from another language.
It may take two sides, or there will be more use of, for example, double s to indicate a German Ringel S, or it is more the side of substitution characters to absorb the Mojibake problem.
What many people may not realise is that many textual information is stored virtually through collations.For Chinese there are already several collations and they are not always as good interchangeable. The same type of problem also plays with the alphabet in different languages. Since the trend is in the alphabet in different languages to enter the phonetic side, one of these solutions or a combination of the two is obvious in the distant future.
First, let’s start with the question, why an alphabet should evaluate.
The Dutch alphabet officially has 27 letters (the IJ is not the same as the much less used y).
Furthermore, we use two dots, for example at 脣, 脧, and 脺 and two more accents (eg 猫 or 茅) on vowels.For (French) loan words we also use the 莽.
This allows us to form all the words we use.
So for the moment there is no reason for further evolution of our alphabet.
Letters don’t change as much as they used to.In German, letters looked much more like chopsticks, with exceptions. But the typewriter has ensured that the western alphabet is accepted by almost all of the western world, with small and larger differences per country.
In the virtual world, the same letters are used as on a typewriter.We understand what it says, so there is no need to do it differently.
In my opinion, the alphabet has already changed: Emotes are often used.
These icons are language-independent.Children around the world can use them when they play a game. I do not expect it to disappear soon.
For many other communications this is not suitable.Maybe the number of emotes will increase.
Technology is an important part of change of letters.For example, the transition of cuneiform and hieroglyphs to our alphabet was partly possible through the development of paper.
The use of digital techniques has dramatically increased the number of different fonts compared to the time that there were only printing presses.
Evolution of our language will depend on other, unpredicting developments.Perhaps China’s influence will enrich our alphabet with a few Chinese characters. Or will communication with AI芒 鈧劉 s teach us to abbreviate some things until 脙 漏 脙 漏 n Single Sign.
The letters of other languages could be inserted slowly when words 1-to-1 are taken in. Perhaps further globalization through the virtual worlds ultimately creates a single language.When it becomes easy to use certain characters that are not originally in a learned alphabet.. It will be accepted