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Old Writing

Out front of a coffee shop in the hutongs south of Tiananmen Square the wall is covered with ancient writing with smaller symbols of the modern equivalent.

It’s quite cool.


Writing and Language, Both Signed and Spoken

Last week’s post featured a video log in which the person who posted the vlog stated that ASL is written with English words.

While it is true that ASL (and JSL) are often represented with English words, that raised a question that I have been meaning to address here on this blog for a while: 672 more words


Ancient languages

The pronunciation, writing systems, and historical period of the ancient languages.

Latin, Old English, Old Norse, Gothic, Celtic, Hittite, Old Greek, Slavonic, and Sanskrit are… 36 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 249 more words


Writing System

Il’liyaut-ka is written on tree leaves.

Clusia major – also known as the “autograph tree” – is a tropical plant that, when scratched, heals in a way that leaves white scars, a form of “registering writing.” The fruit is poisonous. 217 more words


My Conscript

I hesitate to attach this to any one language since it’s evolved so much over the years, but this is another iteration of the script I first developed when I was 11 or 12, back when it was just a cipher of the English alphabet.