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Noun1.writing system - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbolswriting system - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
punctuation - the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
hyphenation - connecting syllables and words by hyphens
hyphenation, word division - division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page
script - a particular orthography or writing system
spelling - forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
picture writing - a writing system using pictographs
alphabetic script, alphabetic writing - a writing system based on alphabetic characters
boustrophedon - an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions; literally `as the ox ploughs'
ideography - the use of ideograms in writing
hieroglyph, hieroglyphic - a writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt
point system - a system of writing or printing using patterns of raised dots that can be read by touch
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
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The author covers what constitutes emojis, emojis as a writing system, the place of emojis within writing systems, what constitutes competence in using emojis, emoji grammar, emoji semantics, emoji pragmatics, and many other related subjects.
The CON-IT enterprise wide contract writing system will be replacing the four existing contract writing systems, standardizing contract writing efforts across the Air Force.
Norman delos Santos, originally from Mindoro and now based in the US, promotes indigenous writing systems like Surat Mangyan from the Hanunuo Mangyan of Mindoro island.
Part 2 focuses on writing systems of the world: Chinese (Feng Kejian and Li Juansheng), Japanese (Keiko Sei), Korean (Dong-Min Yoo), Indian (two essays, one by Srinivasan Kalyanaraman and the other by Come Carpentier de Gourdon), Arabic (Suleiman Huseiki), Hebrew (Hagith Sivan), Greek (Nikolaos Pantelidis), Latin (Juan-Miguel Ferrer ye Grenesche), Cyrillic (Kirill Razlogov), Armenian (Edik Gabuzhian), Georgian (Buba Kudava), and Ethiopic (Tekeste Negash).
This confusion may well be due to its double filiation: though it concerns the study of writing systems, it also concerns character analysis based on handwriting.
Because of problems in reading the old writing systems of Assyrians, Babylonians and etc.
The central argument of the article is that the lexicographic macrostructure and microstructures of the Shuowen are designed to prove that the changes in the writing systems are historically and graphemically observable, and consequently that the original intentions of the sages who used guwen to write the classics are literally recoverable by working backwards through the reforms and changes in writing to a proper understanding of how they classified and used their words in the guwen writing system.
He said: 'Looking at contemporary and later writing systems, we would expect to see proto-Elamite use only symbols to represent things, but we think they also used a syllabary - for example 'cat' would not be represented by a symbol depicting the animal but by symbols for the otherwise unrelated words 'ca' and 'at'.
He meets experts in dyslexia and learns how different writing systems can affect readers' brains.
Willis insists in his book that in those bygone days, the Akan people really understood the messages written in the adinkra system when the so-called "symbols" were put together to form sentences, much like the Chinese and Japanese do with their writing systems today.
Unlike languages with alphabetic writing systems, the Chinese language uses Han characters, which correspond to a syllable or, sometimes, a word.
The Symposium, on the 80th anniversary of deciphering Ugaritic Cuneiform Alphabet, focuses at the inspirational influence and impact of Ugaritic system of writing on languages and writing systems which came after it, like the Aramaic, Greek, Latin and other modern languages.