Flashcards in Chapter 12: Writing - The ABCs of Language Deck (10)
A drawing on rock made by prehistoric people.
A symbol in a writing system that resembles the object represented in a direct way; a nonarbitrary form of writing.
ideograms / ideograph*
A character of a word-writing system, often highly stylized, that represents a concept, or the pronunciation of the word representing that concept.
logographic / word writing*
A system of writing in which each character represents a word or morpheme of the language, e.g., Chinese. See ideograph, logographic writing.
A writing system in which each syllable in the language is represented by its own symbol, e.g., hiragana in Japanese.
A symbol in a writing system that stands for the sounds of a word.
In writing, the use of a pictogram for its phonetic value, e.g., using a picture of a bee to represent the verb be or the sound [b].
The symbols of a consonantal writing system.
A writing system in which each symbol typically represents one sound segment.