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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The writing error profile in patients whose native language is Chinese was unique compared to patients using the alphabetic language system.
As we know Chinese language is a non alphabetic language, its earlier forms were pictographs of concrete objects or phenomena such as sun, moon, fire, water, wood, plants, field, sky, nail, person, male, female etc.
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.
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.
Because to read an alphabetic language like English, children must know that written spellings systematically represent spoken sounds.
alphabet rhyme Mnemonic verse or song used to help children learn an alphabet; such devices appear in almost every alphabetic language.
She delves deeply into a comparison of alphabetic languages (e.
The main implications of these findings in a Response to intervention approach is that knowing how much growth on pseudoword reading can be expected of a first grader learning to read in Spanish helps educators determine the level of support struggling readers will need to master the alphabetic principle, a foundational component of beginning reading in alphabetic languages.
Reading English -- and other alphabetic languages -- involves activation of areas in the left hemisphere of the brain.
According to the company, eZiText and eZiType have been integrated on Qtopia Phone Edition, an application platform and user interface for Linux-based devices, to offer advanced text entry for Chinese and alphabetic languages, including word completion, dual language prediction and auto-correction.