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The Danube Script and Other Ancient Writing Systems : A Typology of Distinctive Features

@inproceedings{Haarmann2008TheDS,
  title={The Danube Script and Other Ancient Writing Systems : A Typology of Distinctive Features},
  author={Harald Haarmann},
  year={2008}
}
  • Harald Haarmann
  • Published 2008
  • ness and stylization of sign forms In any of the ancient writing systems, a tendency toward the stylization of sign forms can be observed. This tendency toward stylization may be explained by a need to make the effort invested in writing economical. When a scribe has to use a great number of signs, any lack of stylization of depicted objects would make writing a cumbersome activity. Seemingly, abstractness and stylization were ingredients in the formative processes of ancient scripts. The… CONTINUE READING

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