Latin-alphabet handwriting To understand the development of modern Western calligraphy it is important to survey historical writing styles—some of which profoundly influenced subsequent work—as well as how the materials of writing have been used. Most calligraphy is done with pen and ink on paper or parchment, although brushes and chisels are also used for making large letters on various surfaces. Later judgments about how the tip of a pen usually a quill or reed was cut, the angle at which it was held, and the formation of individual letters are conjectures based on the evidence of images of people writing, subsequent calligraphic practices, and the letters themselves. Very few artifacts and no treatises on the practice of writing are known to have existed before the 15th century, although instructions and descriptions of quill cutting published in the 16th century probably reflect long-standing practices.
There are roughly surviving orthodox inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain; the bulk of which are in southern Munster. The largest number outside Ireland are in PembrokeshireWales. The vast majority of the inscriptions consist of personal names. Latin or Roman script is a set of graphic signs script based on the letters of the classical Latin alphabet.
This is derived from a form of the Cumaean Greek version of the Greek alphabet used by the Etruscans. Several Latin-script alphabets exist, which differ in graphemes, collation, and phonetic values from the classical Latin alphabet.
The Latin script is the basis of the International Phonetic Alphabetand the 26 most widespread letters are the letters contained in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. Information is encoded by the position of the flags; it is read when the flag is in a fixed position.
Semaphores were adopted and widely used with hand-held flags replacing the mechanical arms of shutter semaphores in the maritime world in the 19th century. It is still used during underway replenishment at sea and is acceptable for emergency communication in daylight or using lighted wands instead of flags, at night.
Several manual alphabets in use around the world employ two hands to represent some or all of the letters of an alphabetusually as a part of a deaf sign language. Two-handed alphabets are less widespread than one-handed manual alphabets.
They may be used to represent the Latin alphabet for example in the manual alphabet used in Turkish Sign Language or the Cyrillic alphabet as is sometimes used in Yugoslav Sign Language. It may also be written Hangeul following the standard Romanization. It is the official writing system of North Korea and South Korea.
The alphabet consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels. Its letters are grouped into syllabic blocks, vertically and horizontally.
As it combines the features of alphabetic and syllabic writing systems, it has been described as an "alphabetic syllabary" by some linguists. As in traditional Chinese writing, Korean texts were traditionally written top to bottom, right to left, and are occasionally still written this way for stylistic purposes.
Today, it is typically written from left to right with spaces between words and western-style punctuation. The classical or traditional Mongolian script in Mongolian script: Derived from the Old Uyghur alphabetMongolian is a true alphabetwith separate letters for consonants and vowels.
The Mongolian script has been adapted to write languages such as Oirat and Manchu. Alphabets based on this classical vertical script are used in Inner Mongolia and other parts of China to this day to write Mongolian, Xibe and experimentally, Evenki.
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The International Movement Writing Alphabet (IMWA) is a set of symbols that can be used to describe and record movement. Its creator, Valerie Sutton, also invented MovementWriting, which employs IMWA in four general application areas: SignWriting for sign language, DanceWriting as a form of dance.
Fingerspelling (or dactylology) is the representation of the letters of a writing system, and sometimes numeral systems, using only the hands.
These manual alphabets (also known as finger alphabets or hand alphabets), have often been used in deaf education, and have subsequently been adopted as a distinct part of a number of sign languages. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) rather than accommodating all possible signs.
For example, there is a single symbol for circling movement, regardless of whether the plane of the movement is horizontal or vertical.
With the invention of dictation machines, shorthand machines, and the practice of executives writing their own. © Literacy Center Education Network Inc.
All Rights Reserved. The Literacy Center Education Network is a registered (c) (3) organization. Calligraphy - Latin-alphabet handwriting: To understand the development of modern Western calligraphy it is important to survey historical writing styles—some of which profoundly influenced subsequent work—as well as how the materials of writing have been used.
Most calligraphy is done with pen and ink on paper or parchment, although brushes and chisels are also used for making large.