yesterday someone asked me where the Sumerians went, which was such an odd question because civilizations don't go places, they change into other things, but I guess there's an idea that the Sumerians went somewhere?
Which they didn't, actually: Their language was still used for legal documents and religious texts even significantly later, toward the end of the Bronze Age, and the Sumerian people themselves seemed to have adopted Akkadian as a spoken language as that became more common. (The Akkadians, for that matter, adopted Sumerian religious traditions and holy sites, even while keeping their own.) This seems similar to people thinking ancient Egyptians and modern Egyptians are somehow different?
Groups don't disappear, they change.
so i just found this Library of Congress site where you can transcribe papers written by suffragettes and never in my life have i so cursed my complete inability to read cursive.
Mother has been ill, het ip v_t___ , ___ ___ hav gove to vii ab___ - ko____ _____ ____hew ____, oh___ i__ ___ ___ w____ I am ab B____ im hew_I__ __ _______, __ in___ ___ ___ lay all ___ __ a ___ _____ for i am c_____ ___ to h__ ___. B___ w____ _____ address. More ____. - Be a good girl, ____-____ me a "____" + ___ ____ ____ ___ ____ ____ Anna
This is some wheel of fortune shit, and at this point i can more reliably sound out Cyrillic, Hebrew, and Korean than i can cursive English lmao
mother has been ill
(het/hel-/but) is* better, - (unintelegable)
(hau/haer/hair?/have?/lair/lau/laer) (g/y/q)oue (unintelegable) about
Lowe*2 bu_ _ierss (lie?/in) hem
luck*3, oher is not
whether*4 i am at B_ttyie/B_ttis
* notice that the s on has looks the same
*2 it looks like a capital letter so im guessing its a name
*3 solid guess here mate
*4 please this handwriting is a pain
Mother has been ill
but is better, - + I
have gone to __ about
__ [business] in her
life/luck], this is not __
whether I am at Betty's
in h___. [Late/Like] a ___,
+ ____, they can
say all that with a
____ ___ so
I am careful not to
Betty wants Lulu's address.
More ___(1). - Be a
good girl, [doll] - think me
a "loon" + know that I love
(1) May be moreover but spelt wrong?
That's my best attempt - stuff in [square brackets] I'm not 100% sure on but fits given context