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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alphabetic language. It is a mixture of several languages.
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.
They were blessed to be the first to convert to Christianity as state religion in 301." 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.
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.
Because to read an alphabetic language like English, children must know that written spellings systematically represent spoken sounds.
If you donAEt know how the alphabet works, you canAEt learn how to use an alphabetic language. There is no argument."
alphabet rhyme Mnemonic verse or song used to help children learn an alphabet; such devices appear in almost every alphabetic language. One of the early English favorites is a cumulative rhyme to which there is a printed reference as early as 1671.
Basic NLP tasks such as named entity recognition (NER) and word sense disambiguation (WSD) have been widely studied in alphabetic languages such as English.