Whom do you think discovered Numbers and Letters?

@skbrence (476)
Philippines
January 16, 2010 6:23am CST
I am always curious about Numbers and Letters' discovery. I don't even know who found/discovered them. xD Got any idea?
2 responses
• United States
16 Jan 10
I believe it was the ancient Sumerians. The Mayans invented the symbol for zero.
@skbrence (476)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
Hi cobrateacher. Is there really no exact person who discovered them? xD
• United States
19 Jan 10
Nobody ever claimed credit that I could discover in my research.
@merlinsorca (1123)
• United States
16 Jan 10
Do you mean the letters and numbers that we are using right now? Arabic numerals, which are 0123456789, were developed by Indian mathematicians. As for the English language, I believe that it originated from the primitive languages from way back and got to become English today. If you mean numbers and letters in general, I would say that people developed letters and symbols to communicate from a long time ago. No single person found or discovered it; there were many different groups who used different symbols. It's the same for numbers - it was a group of people who thought of numbers to count things.
@skbrence (476)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
Hi merlinsorca. Oh, I think your right. But, I'm curious if there is really a PERSON who discovered Numbers and a PERSON who discovered Letters... xD Anyways, thanks for your response and thanks also for dropping by.