New Essay on Writing systems and Graphic symbols

A new essay on the relationship of writing systems to graphic signs and symbols is posted online at the Emaki Productions website.

This essay challenges the common classifcation between “sound” and “idea” based writing systems. I argue that all graphic signs lie on a continuum, which begs for reconsidering the conception of their invention, the nature of their relationship to other visual signs, and the universality of the category of “writing” in the first place.

Neil Cohn