Writing Systems of the World: Alphabets, Syllabaries, Pictograms (Paperback)
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Writing Systems of the World: Alphabets, Syllabaries, Pictograms (Paperback)

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Paperback 122 Pages / Published: 09/01/1998
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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, along with providing hours of reading enjoyment to those who are fascinated by the written symbol itself.

The scripts covered here are from all over the world. A few, like Greek or the Cyrillic script used for Russian, may be familiar to readers of Western languages. But others may seem strange, such as Pakistan's Urdu, which is written in a style so fine that newspapers are not typeset but reproduced from pages laboriously written out by hand.

Each of the script sections includes charts of the symbols, reading tips, forms of numerals, and other features that help explain how the language is written. Further enhanced with maps, illustrations, a glossary, and useful appendixes, Writing Systems of the World is a remarkably concise and organized look at what is perhaps mankind's greatest achievement, the written language.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804816540
Number of pages: 122
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 255 x 178 x 9 mm
Edition: Revised edition

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