The Origin and Early Development of the Chinese Writing System
American Oriental Society, 1994 - Chinese characters - 205 pages
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abbreviated actually added addition allow already ambiguity appear aspect associated become called chieh China Chinese characters Chou chuan claim classifier clearly common constituent depictive derived direct discussion distinction early Egyptian element evidence example exist explanation fact figure function give given graph graphic hand hieroglyphs hsiang hsieh sheng series Hsü Shen identified important initial inscriptions intended invention kind known language later linguistic logograph manuscripts marks meaning ming multivalent nature occur original paronomastic particular period phonetic determinative phonophoric pictographic polyphonic possible precisely present pronunciation proper question reading reason recognized refer relation represent rime group script seems seen semantic determinative sense Shang shih Shuo signs simple single sound specify speech stage stand standard structure suggests Sumerian SWKL syllable term texts thing tion variation word writing system written zodiographs
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