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Inventing Alphabets

Invent an alphabet of your own and learn about the history and structure of the world's writing systems, from cuneiform to kanji, along the way.

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SUN, AUG 1 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Inventing Alphabets - Week 2: The Structure of Writing Systems

The goal of this class is to introduce you to the internal structure and logic of writing systems, using the Latin alphabet (the one you're reading right now) as an example. We'll look in more depth at the many ways in which writing relates to language. Then we'll introduce the different organizing principles that the writing systems of the world use which we'll be delving more deeply into in the second half of the course. We'll end with an exercise to develop an alternative alphabet for English or another language.

SUN, AUG 8 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Inventing Alphabets - Week 3: Workshop Session 1

SUN, AUG 15 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Inventing Alphabets - Week 4: Writing Sound

SUN, AUG 22 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Inventing Alphabets - Week 5: Writing Meaning

SUN, AUG 29 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Inventing Alphabets - Week 6: Workshop Session 2

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