writing system

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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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Abu Dhabi: The National Library, a division of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), has released four books in Braille, a tactile writing system for the blind and visually impaired.
To tribe of British Columbia, and was fascinated by the word-internal colons in their writing system.
Contract notice: Providing a laser interferometric platinum, upgrade delivery of electronic writing system and training.
Kuwait introduced Braille, the writing system used by the blind and visually impaired, in a special section for the blind in the Islamic Studies Institute in 1947, he said.
Using simple dialogue illustrated with colorful artwork and pictures, "Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves" tells the story of how the great Cherokee Sequoyah created a writing system, or syllabary to record documents in the native Cherokee language.
Although lessons include the traditional Chinese writing system, pinyin is included for dialogues and vocabulary, to benefit learners who choose to focus on the spoken language.
After centuries Sumerians invented cuneiform writing system and then Elamites and Assyrians learned to use this writing system and then Iranians started to use this writing system, but while the Assyrian cuneiform had 700 signs and Elamites cuneiform had 300 signs, Iranian cuneiform had only forty two signs for setting their alphabet.
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.
Of course, every specialist in a particular writing system knows that in reality its signs frequently changed their form over time as a result of various pressures, ranging from the trivial to the important.
Among the documents are manuscripts written in the so-called proto-Elamite writing system used in ancient Iran from 3,200 to 3,000 BC and which is the oldest undeciphered writing system currently known.
THE CHEROKEE SYLLABARY: WRITING THE PEOPLE'S PERSEVERANCE is a pick for any college-level Native American history holding and tells of a writing system introduced in 1821 by Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor.
As part of his exploration of the diversity of scripts, Stephen visits Mr Zhou, inventor of the Chinese writing system Pinyin.