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  • Mar 26, 2012
  • 11:48 AM

‘Character’ Study: Author Ellen Cushman is Fascinated With Cherokee Writing

Roy Boney Jr. / Indian Country Today Media Network.com
I wanted to trace the visual lineage of the glyphs. How did they move from longhand to shorthand? What aspects were retained? How might their visual lineage help users remember the 86 characters, when on the face of it, the print seemed so different from the script? It was that mystery of how it was learned so dang quickly and how there was no lag in reading and writing rates after it moved to print.

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