> > >And this is how it has always been in the history of writing
>systems. As far
> > >as I know, languages have always been put in writing by natives who were
> > >previously acquainted with the (then) dominant language *and* its writing
> > >systems.
>Nor Akkadian, nor Chinese....
Akkadian script is based upon Sumerian, and the Akkadian scribes
learned Sumerian in school. We have many Sumero-Akkadian bi-lingual
texts and most Akkadian texts have various Sumerian logograms
embedded in them.
Dean A. Snyder
Senior Information Technology Specialist, Humanities
Research and Instructional Technologies, 167 Krieger Hall
School of Arts and Sciences, 426A Gilman Hall
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA 21218
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