Pictographic writing

For something completely different, check out the only ‘living’ pictographic language (think Mayan or Egyptian hieroglyphs) in the world today used for ritual purposes by the Naxi people of Yunnan Province in China. There’s a rather academic online exhibition of some of their manuscripts at this Library of Congress site.

Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.

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