Crash Course Linguistics

Writing Systems

Episode 16 | 11m 55s  | Video has closed captioning.

All societies have spoken or signed language, but not all languages have a written form. Since writing developed in different ways in different places, writing systems differ greatly around the world. We learn about writing systems, also called orthographies, the different components that make up a writing system, the development of different writing systems over time, and more.

Aired: 01/22/21

Rating: NR


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