As old saying goes, dragon begets dragon and phoenix, offspring of mice can burrow, and tortoise is original king. This kind of superficial blood skill inheritance is considered animal life instinct inheritance, implying that people's abilities and talents are inherited to a certain extent.
However, there are thousands of changes to culture inheritance. It is not as easy as learning to walk upright at age of about a year, especially in inheritance and interpretation of ancient signs.
The West pays more attention to archeology than other regions. The main reason is not only frequent regional exchanges and precipitation of cultural concepts, but most importantly, clash of Western history and civilization, which causes many countries to have many different ethnic groups and language transmitted from generation to generation.
So, in terms of language learning, Westerners have certain innate advantages, so they have made great strides in deciphering dead characters. There were also two geniuses who deciphered dead texts. Although they died young, they are worth thinking about.The father of Egyptology, who turned out to be
Champollion was born in 1970 during French Revolution. As a renowned French linguist and historian, Champollion has a strong aptitude for linguistics and history.
These talents of Champollion are actually connected with fact that his older brother is himself a linguist and historian. The elder brother of Champollion discovered his younger brother's talent under his influence, so he studied Champollion in terms of linguistics and history. Under full supervision.
Champollion's elder brother Joseph, who is twelve years older than him, is a very talented linguist. Joseph began to conduct systematic linguistic research on Champollion when he was 11 years old.
In process of learning, Joseph discovered that his younger brother's receptivity was very strong, so he rushed to progress, taught his younger brother Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. These three languages were according to plan. Having studied it, Champollion was able to fully understand it.
Champollion demonstrated his strong capacity for self-learning in his later studies, especially in process of analyzing and recognizing characters with his own unique method of analysis and memory.
The talents of Champollion and his older brother in linguistics and history stem not only from their hobbies, but also from their in-depth independent study of language and history.
In contrast to legend, Champollion met a fortune teller as a child who discovered and predicted his future fame.
After Joseph taught his younger brother three foreign languages, 13-year-old Champollion learned Arabic, Syriac, Chaldean, Coptic, Persian and other languages.
Shan Bolian suddenly became a child prodigy who could speak more than a dozen languages. After Shang Bolian became famous, languages he studied could reach level of dialects. The rising star of linguistics began a bright life.Difficult to set another inscription
The "Rosetta Stone" is a stone tablet with magic words found by a French army captain during Napoleon's expedition to Egypt. This magical stone tablet is engraved with characters in three different languages.
In addition to Greek, there are also hieroglyphs and secular scripts. If Greek scripts can be seen and recognized due to their wide distribution, then other two scripts have already traced history of death of ancient Egypt. Were buried together in vast dust.
Thus, text on Rosetta Stone became a real mystery and became a dead text in eyes of whole world, but answer to this mystery was still interpreted by Champollion.
Shan Bolian became a professor of history at age of 19. In addition to being fluent in more than a dozen languages, Shang Bolian also has a very deep knowledge of history. Having become a university professor, he reached a new level of archaeological research.
As if all talents of this young talent were just enough to unravel "Rosetta Stone", a stone tablet engraved with three languages. Naturally, it is very difficult to interpret text with meaning and regionality accurately.
The 32-year-old Champollion accurately interpreted Rosetta Stone with his lifelong knowledge. Thanks to this achievement and deep studies of ancient Egypt, Champollion was called by subsequent generations "father of Egyptology".
Later, Champollion transcribed and deciphered ancient Egyptian text, laying a solid foundation for fundamental research in Egyptology. In fact, before Champollion deciphered ancient Egyptian writings, a brilliant linguist lived on European continent.
Although I studied architecture when I was a student and worked as a navigator in Royal Air Force, my hobbies are language learning and recognition.Pilot interpreting line text
Yin Wenxi gave an academic talk on ancient writing in London, which inspired Wenkuxi, who was only 14 years old, and since then Wenkuxi has shown great interest in ancient writing.
When he wanted to identify some ancient hieroglyphs, he found that there was no way to get started, so he started learning six languages. Of course, goal was very clear: to better interpret ancient hieroglyphs.
Despite fact that Michael Venkus is a royal pilot, he devotes most of his free time to learning languages.
In order to better interpret ancient symbols, he often wrote letters to famous linguists to exchange knowledge and methods of interpreting ancient symbols.
In daily research and study of ancient symbols, Wenkushi paid great attention to shape changes of ancient symbols, and interpreted environmental meaning of ancient symbols at that time through comparison. When faced with a problem, he actively consults with his seniors on study of ancient writing in various ways.
By constantly researching ancient symbols, Michael Venkus has made many friends in same field. After years of study and hard work, Vencus and Chadwick joined forces to finally accurately interpret Linear B text used by inhabitants of Mycenae during period of Homeric epic. However, this young talent unfortunately died in a car accident.Summary
Because of his older brother's passions and legacy, Champollion began to study language and archeology. In course of his studies, he achieved goal of mastering more than a dozen languages with continuous efforts.
During an in-depth study of history, his multilingual linguistic skills allowed him to reach pinnacle in his ability to interpret ancient hieroglyphs, leading to Champollion's great achievements in interpreting ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The same Wen Qu who translated linear text had already mastered six languages before translating text, and he was also very proficient in those languages.
Therefore, when studying ancient hieroglyphs, they can comprehensively consider meaning of hieroglyphs from different points of view and thinking. Therefore, it is definitely not a coincidence that Champollion and Vengusi accurately interpreted ancient hieroglyphs, but skill of linguistics and historical practice. Do you think that this should be learned by domestic interpreters of ancient texts.