01 May 2006

All Writing Systems Seem To Have A Common Source

Researchers now theorise that all writing systems (including Cyrillic, Sanskrit, and Arabic) are based on reflections of the natural world (e.g. trees, waterways) and architectural details (e.g. outlines of yurts and houses). Writer Roger Highfield reports in further detail in this article in the Telegraph. The researchers will publish a paper on their theory next month in The American Naturalist. Via Rebecca's Pocket.

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