Analyses of Script: Properties of Characters and Writing Systems
Gabriel Altmann, Fan Fengxiang
Mouton de Gruyter, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 173 pages
This volume presents 12 papers on a new approach to the analysis of writing systems. For the first time, quantitative methods are introduced into this area of research in a systematic way. The individual contributions give an overview about quantitative properties of symbols and of writing systems, introduce methods of analysis, study individual writing systems as used for different languages, set up an explanatory model of phenomena connected to script development/evolution, and give a perspective to a general theory of writing systems.
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Altmann analysis Bernhard & Altmann capacity dimension CN CN CN computed consider continued from previous curve diacritical different graphemes distinctivity distribution of graphemic English entropy Figure foreign words fractal dimension front of voiced front of voiceless Gabriel Altmann geometric distribution Glottometrics grapheme representing Graphemes Frequency Examples graphemic load graphemic representations graphemic systems graphical H A,P H H H H Hence hieratic hieratic script hieroglyphs hypothesis individual inventory Italian judgements Kohler L-inventory Latin alphabet Latin letters Latin script letter utility load of letters mean grapheme measure method negative hypergeometric distribution nemes number of graphemes number of phonemes obtain Oriya script ornamentality orthographic uncertainty participation of letters phemes phoneme-grapheme relation phonemes position possible properties Quantitative Linguistics Reinhard script system signs simplification Slavic languages Slovak Slovene Swedish symbols synergetic Table 9 continued unvoiced consonants values variable variants voiced consonants vowel weight writing yielding