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Assignment #3 - 6. 5. Assignment #3 1. A pictographic...

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5. 6. Assignment #3 1. A pictographic system uses pictures to convey messages. Each picture represents 1 word or idea/concept, and the picture looks like the actual object. An advantage is that pictures are distinct so it would be hard to not understand what is trying to be conveyed by the writer. A disadvantage is that the writer could have a hard time drawing a good example of something (i.e. Pictionary), so the reader may have a difficult time figuring out what is trying to be said. An ideographic system is similar, but the picture is abstract and does not represent the concept or object anymore. An advantage to that would be that the translation could also be abstract and not absolutely correct but it would still be understandable. A disadvantage to that would be that concepts are no longer recognized so it may be difficult to find the exact word that is being portrayed. Pictographic and ideographic systems tend to have several hundred unique symbols. Syllabic systems mimic spoken
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