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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For students that have already been exposed to pinyin, learning another phonetic writing system may seem daunting.
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Each letter and symbol in heretic writing system reflected one in the Hieroglyphic writing system.
Drawing as much from her own experience of learning and teaching Japanese as from academic research, Rose explains the Japanese writing system, focusing on the challenges it poses for second language learners, second language teachers, and applied linguistic researchers who are interested in implications for second language acquisition.
The new Army Contract Writing System (ACWS) will leverage CGI's Momentum enterprise solution to bring an enhanced user experience to the Army's acquisition professionals and, ultimately, to the warfighter.
Braille is a writing system that uses raised dots to allow blind people to feel the characters in lieu of seeing them.
Bahrain: A Bahraini teacher with a good command of Braille hopes more teachers would learn the writing system for better communication with visually-impaired students.
A unified Inuit writing system will improve mobility and allow consistency in the education system for students and teachers moving from one region to another,' explains Obed.
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.
Graphology can also refer to the writing system of a language, as manifested in handwriting and typography; and to the other related features [.
The evidence displays there is a growing demand for a writing system that can groom students to meet the expectations and rigor that the federal Common Core State Standards demand, but at the present time many educators are not successful when giving students guidance in writing proficiently.