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African Writing Systems

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Writing Systems are components of knowledge systems. By definition, they are philosophical because they assist in synthesizing ideas, thoughts, and deeds through the use of signs, symbols or other pictorial renderings. Specifically, writing is a means by which people record, objectify, and organize their activities and thoughts through images and graphs . Writing is a means to inscribe meanings that are expressed through sounds. Further, writing provides an aspect of historicality.

URL: http://www.library.cornell.edu/africana/Writing_Systems/Welcome.html

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Added: Jan 17 2005
Category: Other Languages: African Languages

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