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Anatolian Hieroglyphs: Logogram vs Ideogram

Weeden, Mark (2014) 'Anatolian Hieroglyphs: Logogram vs Ideogram.' In: Gordin, Shai, (ed.), Visualizing Knowledge and Creating Meaning in Ancient Writing Systems. Berlin: PeWe-Verlag, pp. 81-100. (Berliner Beiträge zum Vorderen Orient 23)

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Abstract

The Anatolian Hieroglyphic writing system includes logographic, semi­logographic and phonetic writings. The ideographic and pictographic nature of the signs themselves is contrasted with their logographic function. In the process of extracting meaning from the texts written in this script priority should be given to the logographic aspect of the signs, their capacity to represent words rather than ideas or images. A number of case studies in reading signs of dubious value are pursued to illustrate the methods employed by researchers in reading this script.

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SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
Depositing User: Mark Weeden
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 14:44
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18204

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