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This exploration of the flexibility of writing platforms highlights their complexity after they are used to symbolize loanwords, remedy difficulties of polysemy or once they are tailored for use for an additional language. The methods from various educational traditions supply a different yet specialist account.

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2. Butzon & Bercker, Kevelaer ——. 1969. Kryptographische Astrologische Omina, lišān mithurti. Alter Orient und Altes Testament. Vol. 1. Neukirchen. Krebernik, M. 1998. Die Text aus Fāra und Tell Abu Ṣalābīh. In P. Attinger and M. ), Mesopotamien. Späturuk-Zeit und Frühdynasticshe Zeit, Orbis Biblibcus et Orientalis 160/1. Part 2:237–427. Krecher, J. 1978. NUN Texte (1). Bibliotheca Orientalis 35:155–160. Labat, R. 1976. Manuel d’Épigraphie Akkadienne. Nouvelle Edition. Paul Geuthner, Paris. Lambert, W.

Some signs were used frequently, while others are rare or even unique. The Maya writing system was in use up to and after the conquest by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. The latest texts drawn up in the Maya writing system may date from the seventeenth century and probably were produced in the years just prior to the final conquest of the island capital Nohpeten (now the town of Flores) of the Itza Maya kingdom in 1697 ce. In Mayan languages of the recent past and today, the verb with the meaning “to write” is tz’ib, a verb which also means “to paint” (Kaufman 2003: 56–57; compare to Dienhart 1989: 737–738).

IDIM 20 irving finkel The Akkadian word for “chariot” is narkabtu, a feminine noun from the root rakābu, “to ride”. IDIM spell this word? The Sumerian sign ÍD means “river”, which in Akkadian is nāru. The second sign, IDIM, has many Sumerian readings and Akkadian equivalents, but one is kabtu, “heavy, respected”. IDIM turns out to be a pair of punning logograms to spell nar-kabtu. Such a “chariot” rides roughshod over normal scribal sensibilities. The word narmaku, “lotion”, has now been found written nar(ÍD)-ma-ka in a roughly contemporary medical text from Babylon, echoing this crafty idea of the school-boy.

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