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Undeciphered Minoan Script Linear A. Linear A was used between about 1800 and 1450 BC. Linear A is mixed script consisting of 60 phonetic symbols representing syllables and 60 sematographic symbols representing sounds and concrete objects or abstract ideas.

Undeciphered Minoan Script Linear A. Linear A was used between about 1800 and 1450 BC. Linear A is mixed script consisting of 60 phonetic symbols representing syllables and 60 sematographic symbols representing sounds and concrete objects or abstract ideas.

The Greek alphabet is the script that has been used to write the Greek language since the 8th century BC. It was derived from the earlier Phoenician alphabet, and was in turn the ancestor of numerous other European and Middle Eastern scripts, including Cyrillic and Latin.

The Greek alphabet is the script that has been used to write the Greek language since the 8th century BC. It was derived from the earlier Phoenician alphabet, and was in turn the ancestor of numerous other European and Middle Eastern scripts, including Cyrillic and Latin.

Evolution of Ancient Egyptian writing, hieratic and demotic. An illustration from the Encyclopaedia Biblica, circa 1903.

Evolution of Ancient Egyptian writing, hieratic and demotic. An illustration from the Encyclopaedia Biblica, circa 1903.

Syriac, Coptic, Ugaritic, Akkadian. The Note Bene screen shot only shows sample characters (not intelligible text) from each alphabet.

Syriac, Coptic, Ugaritic, Akkadian. The Note Bene screen shot only shows sample characters (not intelligible text) from each alphabet.

Rich Blog on May Glyphs & more. Links aplenty. Cover of The Linguistics of Maya Writing

Rich Blog on May Glyphs & more. Links aplenty. Cover of The Linguistics of Maya Writing

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