What does it mean to say that Chinese characters
have both phonetic and semantic components?
Chinese characters are made up of components which are
characters themselves. To be more exact, a Chinese
character will have a semantic component that gives a
Principles of Writing
In The Principles of Writing, Robinson introduces writing as arguably the greatest invention in
history. He emphasizes its importance as a form of accurately recording and transferring information.
Robinson explains that the
Robinson opened by addressing the controversy of where the Egyptian language originated. A lot
of studies have carried out to explore where the foundation of this language originates; with a strong
belief, however, that Egypti
Question #1: What role did writing play in elite Mayan funerary contexts? In order to
answer this question, consider the funerary vessels and other grave goods on display in the
Mayan section of the museum (many of these artifacts also ha
Questions from Nova Video: Cracking the Maya Code
1. Who was Diego de Landa?
Convert the maya to catholicism in Yucatan Peninsula
Arrested thousands of maya for "crimes of deivil worship"
Week 1-5 Questions
What were some of the functions of writing in early Mesopotamia?
The first form of the writing was developed by the Sumerians. The main function of the early
language was to keep track of business transactions, record governmental docum
COULMAS, F., The Writing Systems of the World (New York: Basil Blackwell,
This chapter gives a good overview of the usage of writing systems on a global scale.
Coulmas explains that writing allows a message to be communicated
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The ankle also known as breath of life, the key of the Nile. It was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life". Symbol of
early religious pluralism
A sign can represent more than one sound or word
CV, VC, and CVC are types of signs in a _.
Elamite, Hittite, Sumerian, and Akkadian are written in
the _ script.
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List of the letters of a alphabet in order; written
by practicing scribes; earliest alphabetic texts in
Iron Age don't use nationalistic use of writing
Be able to describe some of the
functions of writing, according to
Be able to describe two consequences of
the invention of writing, according to
Be able to give a brief description of the
stages of decipherment of the Maya
What is Writing All About?
1. What does Coulmas mean when he states, Once it becomes possible to convey a message
in writing, it is in principle separated from the messenger (7).
Writing allows a message to be communicated in an objectified form. Thus spo