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Alphabetic Writing

Definition of the noun alphabetic writing

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noun

  1. a writing system based on alphabetic characters

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

All alphabetic writing is essentially phonetic. The invention of letters was the invention of phonetic writing, as distinguished from the older pictorial, or ideographic, writing. From a variety of causes, however, no language has ever been perfectly ...

Google previewLongman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (2013)

by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt

see also ALPHABETIC WRITING alphabetic method n amethod ofteaching children to read. It is used in teaching reading in the mother tongue. Children aretaught the names ofthe letters of the alphabet ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Anthropology (2002)

Humanity, Culture and Social Life by Tim Ingold

In syllabic writing, by contrast, individual symbols refer to syllables, and in alphabetic writing they refer to contrastive sound units, or phonemes. A consonantal alphabet provides symbols exclusively for consonants, a phonemic alphabet ...

Google previewMercer Dictionary of the Bible (1990)

by Watson E. Mills, Roger Aubrey Bullard

Although alphabetic writing systems developed later in the ancient Near East than the other scripts, trie alphabetic systems have had the greatest impact, especially on Western civilization. An alphabetic script is so important because it greatly ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

Alphabetic writing appears to have begun around 1700 BC. Its inventors are thought to have been the Egyptians, Phoenicians, or Hittites. The word comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta. attachment A computer ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

alphabetic writing system 17 cursive vs Roman typeface as belonging to different systems. (=> also graphemics) References => writing allomorph [Grk morphS ' form, shape'] Concretely realized variant of a morpheme. The classification of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

several cuneiform and alphabetic writing systems emerged; however, most of them have not deciphered yes. Some examples of them are Minoan Linear A (Packard, 1974) and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2002)

by Dr Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

phonetically-based alphabetic writing, tied to the concept of a linear text, often with the (unspoken) connotations of something validated through high 'culture and, at the same time, rightfully open to mass use. But there are other writing systems ...

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