Comparing the visual untranslatability of ancient Egyptian and Arabic writing systems

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Abstract

The paper discusses the mechanism of visual jinās (roughly meaning wordplay?) in both ancient Egyptian and Arabic languages. It demonstrates the significance of looking into several overlooked visual aesthetics, which were mainly designed to stimulate the eyes and minds of the indigenous readers, to shape any theory related to the literary analysis of ancient Egyptian or Arabic writing systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century, 2020
Subtitle of host publicationPart II
Place of PublicationBrest
Pages1095–1106
ISBN (Electronic)9782957054992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2020
EventGrapholinguistics in the 21st Century, 2020 -
Duration: 17 Jun 202019 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameGrapholinguistics and Its Applications
PublisherFluxus Editions
Volume5
ISSN (Print)2681-8566
ISSN (Electronic)2534-5192

Conference

ConferenceGrapholinguistics in the 21st Century, 2020
Period17/06/2019/06/20

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