The most difficult writing riddles A list of writing related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Languages quiz Phoenician alphabet was the first to use ...Symbols representing sounds . The names of the letters are acrophonic, and their names and shapes can be ultimately traced back to Egyptian Hieroglyphs. For example, the name of the first letter, 'aleph, means ox and developed from a picture of an ox's head. Some of the letter names were changed by the Phoenicians, including gimel, which meant camel in Phoenician, but was originally a picture of a throwing stick.very hard 38% HieroglyphsHieroglyphs8%Symbols representing whole wordsSymbols representing whole words26%KIout writingKIout writing26%Symbols representing sounds Symbols representing sounds 38%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 276 answers in 2 languages »alphabets riddles » In which family of languages word roots are not themselves syllables or words, but instead are isolated sets of consonants?Semitic. In Arabic, the root meaning "write" has the form k-t-b. From this root, words are formed by filling in the vowels, e.g. kitāb "book", kutub "books", kātib "writer", yaktubu "he writes" etc. Most scripts used to write Semitic omit some or all of the vowels, because the consonants are the primary carriers of meaning. very hard 39% Balto-SlavicBalto-Slavic15%SemiticSemitic39%TurkicTurkic26%DravidianDravidian18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4652 answers in 2 languages »letters riddles » Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?Quotation marks. English ‘cat’ or “cat” is translated to French « chat » and German „katze“. Other countries typically use one of these styles. In many countries, English quotation marks are getting more and more popular due to widespread of English keyboards.hard 45% question marksquestion marks26%quotation marksquotation marks45%semicolonsemicolon11%exclamation marksexclamation marks16%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11004 answers in 2 languages »languages riddles » Which of these letters is included in the German alphabet?ß . Letter ß is in German alphabet. Letter β is in Greek alphabet, Ъ is in mostly alphabets based on cyrillic, ჩ is in Georgian alphabet. hard 57% ß ß 57%ββ35%ЪЪ4%ჩჩ2%Created by: lukasz Poland. Statistics based on 764 answers in 2 languages »curiosities riddles » What is the most ancient written language?Sumerian was spoken in southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4th millennium BC, and was gradually replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language around 2000 BC, though it continued to be used as a ceremonial, literary and scientific language until the 1st century AD. Even though it was forgotten later, it is today well understood thanks to the large amount of written sources left. Scientists know its grammar, vocabulary, and even its dialects and pronunciation.average 61% ChineseChinese3%SumerianSumerian61%HebrewHebrew15%SanskritSanskrit19%Created by: Song Sung-min. Statistics based on 10870 answers in 4 languages »ancient history riddles » What was graphite believed to be a form of?Lead. When large deposit of graphite was found in the 16th century in England, it was thought to be a form of lead. In many languages, the word for pencil literally means lead pen. (German Bleistift, Polish ołówek, Arabic قلم رصاص) average 64% leadlead64%mercurymercury7%ironiron11%chalkchalk17%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 25857 answers in 2 languages »elements riddles » Play languages quiz and see all the questions.