alphabetic language

alphabetic language

(human language)
A written human language in which symbols reflect the pronunciation of the words. Examples are English, Greek, Russian, Thai, Arabic and Hebrew. Alphabetic languages contrast with ideographic languages.

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A: As an alphabetic language, English is an explosive, fragmenting medium.
For instance, when describing a simple function, we might use the expression, "As easy as A-B-C' However, to a native Mandarin speaker, having grown up using a language based on characters, there is nothing particularly easy about learning an alphabetic language as English.
He talked about the important role played by the Armenian monk Mesrob Mashtots who invented an Armenian alphabetic language to translate the Old Testament so as to further spread the Christian faith among Armenians.
Unlike other attempts to detect emotions in text, SnapFeel does not need to 'read' nor understand the text and works on any alphabetic language.
Demetriou acknowledges that his interpretation of the data requires that additional experiments show that Westerners who learn to read only Chinese score higher on spatial tasks than do Chinese who learn to read only an alphabetic language.
This overlay of an alphabetic language atop the pictographic and cartographic language of the native artists is a sharp reminder of the patron and ultimate reader of the works themselves--the Spanish Crown.
If you donAEt know how the alphabet works, you canAEt learn how to use an alphabetic language.
The South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability (SACSA) Framework (DETE, 2001) developed two broad curricula, one for alphabetic languages, one for non-alphabetic languages (with specific Chinese and Japanese annotations) and designated two pathways for learners (from Foundation to Year 10) based on learner background;
She delves deeply into a comparison of alphabetic languages (e.
Reading English -- and other alphabetic languages -- involves activation of areas in the left hemisphere of the brain.
This is the way reading in alphabetic languages was taught for thousands of years, and, indeed, this is the only sensible way of teaching it.
Predictive Text Technology in Chinese and Alphabetic Languages Integrated into the Qtopia Application Platform and User Interface for Linux-based devices