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The Most Important Writing Systems

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Phonetic or iconic, true or abugidas, writing systems are as varied as we are. Vote for the one you consider the most important one.

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Persian Report Abuse
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Cyrillic alphabet Report Abuse
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Arabic Report Abuse
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Latin alphabet Report Abuse
Probably the most common, even though simplified Chinese is right behind.
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Hebrew Report Abuse
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Sumerian cuneiform Report Abuse
Do you think Kanji are difficult? Check these out: they feature contextual representation and tone.
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Egyptian hieroglyphs Report Abuse
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Hieratic script Report Abuse
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Demotic script Report Abuse
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Chinese script (Hanzi) Report Abuse
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Japanese script (Kanji) Report Abuse
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Korean script (Hanja) Report Abuse
A very comprehensive and easy-to-learn script.
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Runes Report Abuse
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Brahmi Report Abuse
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Hangul Report Abuse
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Devanagari Report Abuse
This abugida alphabet is said to be half human and half divine.
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Proto-Sinaitic script Report Abuse
The first known alphabet.
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Ethiopic script Report Abuse
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Cherokee syllabary Report Abuse
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Phoenician script Report Abuse
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Armenian alphabet Report Abuse
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Hanja Report Abuse
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Akkadian cuneiform Report Abuse
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Braille Report Abuse
Fascinating writing solution.
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Greek alphabet Report Abuse
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