Writing is one of the greatest inventions of humankind. In this group we can share and discuss research concerning all writing systems and scripts: ancient, modern and also the future of writing.
During most of Antiquity, the Greek-speaking kingdoms in Cyprus used syllabic writing systems for the Cypriot dialect. Paphos, which was one of the most powerful kingdoms in the island, used a special variant of the Cypriot syllabary. Although the circumstances seemed to favour the adoption of the Greek alphabet as a writing system, the Paphians…[Read more]
Besides glosses and other textual annotations, early medieval Latin manuscript commonly feature technical signs, annotation symbols and sigla that reflect readership or provide a framework for interpretation and use. The early medieval Insular book users were particularly keen on using such devices. This article maps the usage of technical signs…[Read more]
I posted a piece on my Facebook wall about two emails I sent to two Research Institutes, one in Abuja (Nigeria) and the other in New York (USA). Despite the fact that Lagos (where I live) to Abuja is just about 300 km by road, I haven’t got a response, let alone have any assurance that my mail is being attended to. But, I have since gotten a r…[Read more]