Blueprint copying allows new civilizations to build off of older ones. In the case of written language, adapting alphabets and even words from other languages and piecing them together to form an entirely new language.

The evolution of the alphabet can be traced back to ancient times. Most languages were adapted to and evolved over the years, but some forms of writing died out with their civilization. Egyptian hieroglyphics were phased out after the ancient Egyptian civilization evolved. The Egyptians never discarded all of their logograms, determinatives, and signs for pairs and trios of consonants, and using just their consonantal alphabet, which is why hieroglyphics were eventually phased out.

On the other hand, the Cryllic alphabet comes from Greek and Hebrew letterings. The Finns have an adaption of the Roman alphabet; they dropped the letters: B, C, F, G, W, X, and Z. Most such tailor-made systems modify existing alphabets, though some design syallbaries. In fact, the Roman alphabet itself was the end product of a long sequence of blueprint copying.