Nushu

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The Tale of Nushu

By Ponte Ryūrui / 07/02/2012 /

Nushu characters are not of a semantic nature. They have phonetic relevance to the local Chengguan dialect (城關土話, pinyin: Chéngguān tǔhuà), which is why

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Nushu

By Beyond Calligraphy / 05/03/2010 /

Nushu (or josho in Japanese; 女書, lit. woman’s writing) is a very peculiar script, and it is so due to few reasons. Until 1983 everyone was convinced that the Chinese writing system consisted exclusively of logographic ideograms (or sinographs), i.e. han zi (漢字, or kanji in Japanese). Nushu is an ancient syllabary created by women…

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