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Scripts or Writing Systems

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Scripts or Writing Systems
Definition of a script
Types of writing systems
  Abjad - Consonantal alphabetic (Arabic)
  Abugida - Alpha-syllabic alphabet (Devanagari, Myanmar)
  Artificial abugida -- Phagspa
  Alphabet -- C and V Alphabetic (Latin, Cyrillic)
  Artificial alphabet (Armenian)
  Syllabary (Katakana and Hiragana)
  Logogram (Chinese, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Japanese)
  Proto-Writing (Aztec)
  Unknown (Phaistos disc)
What about ideographic?
Footnotes
References

UKT notes
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References

• An Elementary Pali Course, Ashin (Ven.) Narada Thera,
   http://www.vipassana.info/pali%20contents.htm#Introduction
• Ancient Scripts, Lawrence K Lo,
  http://www.ancientscripts.com/phonetics.html
• Daniel Jones English Pronouncing Dictionary, 16 ed, (DJPD16).
   Cambridge University Press 2003.
• Devanagari Script, Achariya,
  http://acharya.iitm.ac.in/sanskrit/lessons/Devan/intro.html
• Myanmar Thudda, volumes 1 to 5 (in Myanmar),
  Text-book Committee, Basic Education, Ministry of Education, Myanmar, ca. 1986
• Romanization table for Sanskrit and Prakrit,.Library of Congress,
  http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romanization/sanskrit.pdf
• Sanskrit and Sanscrito, Gabriel Pradiipaka and Andrιs Muni, © 1999-2004
   http://www.sanskrit-sanscrito.com.ar/english/essentials/index4i.html
• South Asian Languages, The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0,
  http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.0/ch09.pdf
• Transliteration of Devanagari, D. Wujastyk, 1996Jun25
  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucgadkw/members/transliteration/html/translit.html
See my references: various sources.

 

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