Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Number "2"

       The glyph used in the modern Western world to represent the number 2 traces its roots back to the Brahmin Indians, who wrote "2" as two horizontal lines. The modern Chinese and Japanese languages still use this method. The Gupta rotated the two lines 45 degrees, making them diagonal, and sometimes also made the top line shorter and made its bottom end curve towards the center of the bottom line. Apparently for speed, the Nagari started making the top line more like a curve and connecting to the bottom line. The Ghubar Arabs made the bottom line completely vertical, and now the glyph looks like a dotless closing question mark. Restoring the bottom line to its original horizontal position, but keeping the top line as a curve that connects to the bottom line leads to our modern glyph. Read more...

Coloring Pages About The Number "2": 
  1. Gem Numbers: Two
  2. Mosaic Numbers: Two
  3. Color Number "2" and pull toys
  4. Puzzle Numbers: Two

My favorite song about "2" is Tea For Two.
  (Original 1925 Orchestration) - Jason Graae & Rebecca Luker
More Music Video About the Number "2"

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