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Author: Timothy Donaldson
Publisher: New York : Mark Batty ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Synopsis: Twenty-six illustrated charts track how spoken languages developed into written alphabets.
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Genre/Form: Phonetic transcriptions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Donaldson, Timothy.
Shapes for sounds.
New York : Mark Batty ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], ©2008
(OCoLC)760919341
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Donaldson
ISBN: 0979966620 9780979966620
OCLC Number: 222158731
Notes: Statement of responsibility from colophon.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Sound: Noise --
Speech --
Vowels --
Consonants --
Names --
Shape: About alphabets --
Road to Latium: Cuneiform --
Hieroglyphs --
Wadi el-Hol --
Proto-sinaitic to North-semitic --
Ugaritic --
Phoenician --
Greek --
Etruscan --
Latin --
Roman Writing: Capitals --
Rustica --
Roman cursives --
Development of the minuscule: Uncial --
Latin half-uncial --
Insular --
Carolingian minuscule --
Blackletter --
Blackletter cursive --
Humanist minuscule --
Humanist cursive --
Contextual alphabets: Aramaic --
Nabataean --
Arabic --
Hebrew --
Runes --
Ogham --
Cyrillic --
Pre-fabricated letters: Ink spreading --
Frozen letters --
Five hundred years of typing: Machine --
Optical character recognition --
Barcodes --
Paper tape --
Punch cards --
LCD displays --
Dot-matrix --
Antiterrorist letters --
Bitmaps --
Graffiti --
Numeric --
Html --
ASCII --
Unicode --
Sonic --
Quadratic alphabet --
Morse code --
Tactile --
Braille --
Moon --
Textthumb --
Dactylology --
Qwerty --
Visual --
Flags --
Semaphore --
British sign language --
Ideological --
Bauhaus --
Munich meisterschule --
HfG/Ulm --
New alphabet --
Shavian --
Textual introduction to the charts --
Visual introduction to the charts (blueprint) --
Charts --
Appendices --
Index --
Bibliography --
Colophon --
Acknowledgements and thanks --
Folds --
Front: map --
Back: Wadi el-Hol inscriptions.
Responsibility: [by Timothy Donaldson].

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Synopsis: Twenty-six illustrated charts track how spoken languages developed into written alphabets.

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