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The Development of Writing
Runes and Oghams scripts with special connection
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acrophony alphabetic writing ancient Arabic Aramaic Asia Minor Assyrian Aztec Babylonian Babylonian cuneiform bactun bilingual century B.C. character China Chinese language Chinese writing civilisation clay consonant cuneiform cuneiform writing Darius descendants Easter Island Egyptian hieroglyphics English example fang Figure given grams Greek historical Hittite homophones ideograms ideographic ideographic script illiteracy illustration important Indian inscriptions king knowledge known large number Latin letters linear literacy logograms mark Mitanni monosyllabic native Oghams origin Pekingese Persian Phoenician phonetic phonetic compounds phonetic writing phono phonograms picto pictogram pictograms and ideograms pictographic pictographic writing picture-writing plain Plate possessed purposes read or write recognisable records Roman alphabet seen Semitic alphabet shown sound change sound-value speech spelling spoken stage stand Sumerian syllabary syllable system of writing tablets temple texts third millennium B.C. tion to-day tradition unable to read vowel vowel signs vowel sounds writing developed written