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- n. Plural form of logograph.
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There have already been “singularities” during human evolution: for example, acquiring language or symbolic writing past logographs.
These dates challenge the commonly held belief that early logographs, pictographic symbols representing a specific place, object, or quantity, first evolved into more complex phonetic symbols in Mesopotamia.
While the Chinese script has some true logographs, the largest class of characters used in modern Chinese (some 90%) are so-called pictophonetic compounds (形声字, Xíngshēngzì).
The earliest characters were logographs, like hieroglyphs.
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