Fascinating - Nüshu (literally translated as “women’s writing” in Chinese) is a syllabic script created & used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in the Hunan province of southern China. Up until the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), women were forbidden access to formal education, & so Nüshu was developed in secret. Since its discovery in 1982, Nüshu remains the only gender-specific writing system in the world.
The ancestry of the Roman alphabet from Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs) to Semetic (early Hebrew) to Phoenician to Greek. (J, U, and W were late additions to the Roman alphabet.) The Ancient Egyptian name for their own writing system was "Metu Neter" - meaning divine speech. "Hieroglyphs" is a Greek word - "hieros" means "sacred", "glyph" means writing.
Ugaritic cuneiform was named after Ugarit, the city state where it was used in what is now Syria. It was probably created sometime during the 14th century BC. Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a sound system based on consonant alphabets such as Phoenician/Canaanite. Ugarit flourished from the 14th century BC until 1180/70 BC, when it was destroyed.
Your time machine through the ancient world, through the Phoenicians