Writing Systems

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Mesoamerican Mythology - Common Characteristics of Mesoamerican Culture - Writing Systems
... Main article Mesoamerican writing systems See also Mesoamerican literature and Maya script The Mesoamerican scripts deciphered to date are logosyllabic combining the use of logograms with a syllabary, and they ... The best documented and deciphered Mesoamerican writing system, and therefore the most widely known, is the classic Maya script ... Others include the Olmec, Zapotec, and Epi-Olmec/Isthmian writing systems ...
Phonetic Symbols In Unicode - Semantic Phonemes and Character Names
... the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and those supporting other phonetic writing systems too ... In terms of script or writing system, these phonetic alphabets are basically one writing system ... which typically reflects the common phoneme semantics shared by those various writing systems regardless of the glyphs used ...
Culture Of Asia - Nationalities and Ethnic Groups - East Asia
... The Chinese script is the oldest continuously used writing system in the world, and has long been a unifying principle of East Asia, as the medium for ... Chinese writing was passed on to Korea, Japan and Vietnam ... characters used are called Kanji and form a major component of the Japanese writing system ...

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    The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air- conditioning systems cooling empty hotels in the desert and artificial light in the middle of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them. The mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his primitive night.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.
    James Fenton (b. 1949)