Writing and painting have different names but a common form“

Zhang Yanyuan (9th century A. D.)*

*From G. Debon’s book: “Grundbegriffe der chinesischen Schrifttheorie”

(Fundamentals of Chinese writing theory and their connection to poetry and painting“

…Since even the sun and the waves are a syllabic script which you decode only in times of grief and exile…“

(Od. Elytis: “Gift silver poem”, Translated by Jeffrey Carson and Nikos Sarris).

Linear B… is… the most significant writing system in use before the introduction of the alphabetic forms from Asia Minor. At the same time, it is the only known syllable writing system, for a known European language…”

(Harald Haarmann: “History of the writing”, (Universal-geschichte der Schrift))


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