Writing Language: Passing it On

The first exhibit opened by the National Museum of Language, Writing Language: Passing it on compares alphabetic writing systems and pictographic writing systems. The languages included in this exhibit include:

Arabic Calligraphy

Calligrams
Words in a shape that hints at their meaning.

View calligrams and a presentation on calligraphy.

Chinese

Japanese Writing

The Cherokee Syllabary

Cherokee Handout

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Writing an Unwritten Language by David Weber

Latin Presentation

Why Study Latin? presentation by Nicholas Hartley

World Englishes by Rebecca Oxford and Rashid Jain