Writing systems of the world: alphabets, syllabaries, pictograms
This unique, ambitious, and entertaining book presents twenty-nine scripts in detail and offers examples of a hundred more. Written in nontechnical prose and organized into brief but comprehensive sections, it will serve as a handy reference for world travelers, stamp collectors, and calligraphers, and provide hours of reading enjoyment to those who are fascinated by the written symbol itself.
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5 Scripts of Southeast Asia 70
Scripts of Europe 11 Lao Script 78
Scripts of the Union of Soviet Chinese Characters 86
aaaa additional letters alphabet Amharic ancient Arabic figures Arabic script Asia Bengali script borrowed words century B.C. China Chinese characters Conjunct consonants consonants Daily newspapers Devanagari script Diringer formal name Greek script guages Gujarati script Hebrew script Hindi horizontal line ideograms Indian scripts inherent a-vowel Japanese Kannada Khmer script Korean script Latin script left to right ligature long vowels Malayalam nasal newspaper published Newspapers are published Nida Numerals official language Oriya script Phonetic value pictograms postage stamp printed pronounced published in English published in Spanish Reading and punctuation Republic right to left runs from left Russian script script runs shows succeeding Sinhalese sound syllabary syllable Tamil script Telugu Telugu script Thai script Tibetan Tibetan script tone Uighur Urdu vowel Vowel signs writing system written in Arabic written in Latin