Sinoform Writing
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The term Sinoform writing is used here with reference to scripts used in reducing non-Chinese languages to writing, but developed on the basis of the Chinese script and predominantly making use of graphical elements pre-existing in the same. While not the only examples of their kind (for an overview including further cases not discussed here, such as Sino-Miáo 苗 and Sino-Sui, or Shuǐshū 水書, see, e.g., Zhōu 19…

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Sven OSTERKAMP, “Sinoform Writing”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 20 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000386>
First published online: 2015



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