Demotic script


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Noun1.Demotic script - a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script; "Demotic script was eventually replaced by Greek"
hieratic, hieratic script - a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests
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It became the key to understanding hieroglyphs, as the Demotic script and Ancient Greek could already be read.
Quack's analysis is preceded by a very useful general introduction to principles of the Egyptian writing system and a detailed explanation of the cursive development of the demotic script.
Dror analyzes previously undiscovered or insufficiently studied texts originally composed in Chinese or Vietnamese demotic script, beginning with the foundational work by Doan Thi Diem, an eighteenth-century figure considered one of Vietnam's most famous female writers.