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a writing system based on alphabetic characters

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Similarly, both Spanish and English use an alphabetic writing system, whereas Chinese uses a logographic writing system.
(19) However, a paraconsistent logic could not be based in linear alphabetic writing. To represent multiple levels, a new form of symbolic depiction would need to be constructed.
As argued above, most of the narratological structures of textual communication are made up of several ordering principles and coding forms whose roots can be traced to alphabetic writing (see Lopez-Varela, "Antiabecedarian" <>).
What is meant to be revealed by this juxtaposition is the recursion of the alphabetic writing within spectrographic (alphanumeric) computation: Both techniques were invented for the analysis of the musicality of human speech.
In Plato's dialogue Phaedrus, Socrates worried that the introduction of alphabetic writing would "create forgetfulness" and replace truth with the "semblance of truth." Just as with Socrates, Grosswiller (communication and journalism, U.
Accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Runes: A Handbook is a solid reference and resource to this early alphabetic writing system, used especially among Germanic peoples to write various languages, including Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian idioms.
Otherwise, local languages enjoyed a furtive textual existence as mere snatches of alphabetic writing in the interstices of imperial power: abecedaries, objects scribbled with indications of private ownership, etc.
In light of these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the author states clearly in first chapter that new criteria are required that transcend alphabetic writing and go beyond traditional systems of communication to be able to define what is "literary" (1) (23), and that also go beyond purely ethnic conceptualization.
As Charles describes, Martin de Murua, in his late sixteenth-century chronicle of the Inka kings (Codice Murua), "endorsed a dual recordation method involving Khipus and written documents for ordering Andean spiritual life," and "missionary writers drew analogies between alphabetic writing and string registries, especially when relating indigenous performances of historical narration and catechesis" (78, 79).
As alphabetic writing is a code, the degree of complexity of which depends not only on a particular sound system but also, to a large extent, on orthography, reading--and especially learning to read--depends on how easy it is to decode the written word.
Unlike languages with alphabetic writing systems, the Chinese language uses Han characters, which correspond to a syllable or, sometimes, a word.
"The conscious representations of phonemes play a crucial role in the learning of literacy abilities in the alphabetic writing system.