Each one of us, no matter what our species, is perpetually influencing and being influenced, affecting and being affected, learning and teaching, training and being trained, all of us by one another.
There was a time when our own alphabet first began that the letters represented real things. There was a time when some alphabets were considered sacred. One morning I woke up and knew just what I wanted for our alphabetic symbols.
The point of it is not to confuse or confound anybody. We just want to have all the words at our disposal that might really make a difference in to the world. They are certainly making a difference to us.