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Han'gul, Tengwar, and Other Featural Scripts

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Han'gul, Tengwar, and Other Featural Scripts

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Move from writing systems that developed over time to scripts that were deliberately designed by an individual or group, often for use as a universal system. See how these “featural” writing systems betray their intentional design through an examination of examples including Korean Han'gul, Lodwick’s Universall Alphabet, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Tengwar and Certar.

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