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i I i written sources or lists of signs, alphabets, syllabaries, and so on. ... Thus an
analysis of the writing of Middle English, Egyptian hieroglyphic writing, or the
Greek alphabet may be contrasted with an analysis of the structure of alphabetic
writing is generally stronger in the earlier stages of a certain system of writing and
weaker in its later stages. This is because a writing system when first introduced
generally reproduces rather faithfully the underlying phonemic The grow- ...
Among the early Europeans were the Spanish bishop Diego de Landa (1524-79)
, with his analysis of the Maya writing, and the German scholar Athanasius
Kircher (1602-80), with his frequently mystic ideas about writing, especially the ...
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