Most popular Writing systems, alphabets books
The most popular Writing systems, alphabets books currently available. Updated weekly.
Signs of Civilisation provides an account of the rich cultural history of punctuation.
Learn how to unlock the secrets of an ancient civilization with the help of this book. Featuring hundreds of the most commonly used hieroglyphs, arranged in easy-to-use tables, with translations, plus examples from monuments, documents and museum exhibitions.
Easy Vietnamese is the perfect beginner's book for anyone who wants to learn Vietnamese on their own or with a teacher.
This handy Japanese dictionary allows you to look up words quickly and easily and be understood while speaking.
This volume provides a comprehensive reference grammar of Gothic, the earliest attested language of the Germanic family (apart from runic inscriptions). It is the first in English to draw on the recently discovered Bologna fragment and Crimean graffiti, in addition to the traditional Bible translation explored in most works to date.
Readable, enjoyable and provides a clear overview of runes and their importance to reading the past. EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE
The languages of the ancient world and the mysterious scripts, long undeciphered, in which they were encoded have represented one of the most intriguing problems of classical archaeology in modern times.
This book narrates the history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxons to the present-day. It also examines the changing attitudes to spelling, including numerous proposals for spelling reform, ranging from the introduction of new alphabets to more modest attempts to rid English of its silent letters, and the differing agendas they reveal.
Five minutes a day is all it takes to begin learning Chinese!
Mini Japanese Dictionary is the most up-to-date Japanese pocket dictionary available. This dictionary is completely up-to-date with the latest vocabulary for IT, smartphones and social media. It is the perfect dictionary to take with you when you travel to Japan for any reason.
"This is an excellent, accessible introduction to writing's origins and development; Powell's jargon-free exposition clarifies many important issues in a way that specialist discussions have rarely achieved to date.
"Whether you're a serious student or simply curious, this book makes the Chinese reading and writing system enjoyable and accessible. A lighthearted mnemonic approach associates the 1,000 most common Chinese characters with visual and verbal clues that make memorization a snap!"--Back cover.
Examines the relationships between the writing systems of the ancient Aegean and Cyprus in the second and first millennia BC, principally Cretan 'Hieroglyphic', Linear A, Linear B, Cypro-Minoan and the Cypriot Syllabary, demonstrating the great advances made by inter-disciplinary studies.
An Exploration of Writing is a book about our alphabets, our syllabaries, and all the other kinds of writing that people use and have used for 5000 years.
Part of the widely-used and highly acclaimed Kubler series, The Basic Chinese and Intermediate Chinese books provide separate but integrated tracks to help you learn to read, write and speak Chinese efficiently, at your own pace.
Kanji Cards Kit Volume 4 is the fourth and final instalment in the Tuttle Kanji Cards series. It presents the student with the most advanced and complex kanji. Building on the foundation established in the first three volumes, Kanji Cards Kit Volume 4 utilizes a highly acclaimed methodology that has become the gold standard for kanji learning for thousands of students worldwide.
The most up-to-date pocket Korean dictionary available covers terms and expressions used daily in the Korean language. This comprehensive, portable reference has Korean-English and English-Korean sections with more than 15,000 entries, featuring words and phrases most useful for conversational Korean.