Category Archives: Writing

Reading Chinese Confirmed as Left Hemisphere Activity

A post by Victor Mair in Language Log today reported research from Taiwan that claims to have settled the controversy regarding the pictorial nature of Chinese writing – are the characters processed in the right hemisphere like other images? Brain … Continue reading

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Cuneiform

A collage of cuneiform glyphs composed from the syllable tables at omniglot.com Cuneiform is the earliest known writing system, originating in Sumer in Mesopotamia around 2500BC, having evolved during the preceding 3000 years or so from earlier pictograms. The name … Continue reading

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