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NONALPHABETIC SYSTEMS OF WRITING
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according Albright ancient Arabic Arabic alphabet Aramaic Assyrian Aztec Babylonian belonging Berlin BIBLIOGRAPHY Byblos Canaanite century B.C. chapter China Chinese characters Chinese writing civilization connected consonants Cretan culture cuneiform script cuneiform writing cursive Cypriote syllabary deciphered decipherment demotic developed dialect direction of writing documents Dunand dynasty earliest Early Hebrew Easter Island eastern Egypt Egyptian hieroglyphic empire employed Ethiopic extant Greek Harappa hieratic Hittite hieroglyphic writing ideograms ideographic important Indian indigenous Indus Valley script inscriptions invented Japanese Kharoshthi known Lachish language Leipsic letters Linear linguistic London mainly manuscripts Maya Maya script Mesopotamia Nabataean names native North Semitic alphabet northern Nsibidi origin Palestine Paris period Persian Phoenician phonetic value pictographic probably problem Professor represented right to left scholars Schrift script Fig second millennium B.C. signs sound South speech spoken Sumerian syllabary syllabic symbols Syria system of writing tablets term texts theory tribes Ugaritic Ugaritic alphabet vols vowels words written