“Harmonic”-like structures in the rongorongo script

  title={“Harmonic”-like structures in the rongorongo script},
  author={Tomi S. Melka},
  pages={115 - 139}
  • Tomi S. Melka
  • Published 2013
  • Art
  • Glottotheory
  • Abstract Rongorongo script is characterized by a choice of scribal techniques, allowing for adjustments and paraphrasing within the analyzed texts. Variation, interchanging and permutation techniques, “harmonic”-like and “rhythmic” features, plus mirror-reflection sequences are common in the Easter Island’s script. They often hint at lax and diverse spelling conventions, and occasionally reveal the Old scribes as authentic punsters. If we wish to achieve real progress, the structural method is… CONTINUE READING
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