An alphabet is a standardized set of basic written symbols or graphemes that represent the phonemes of certain spoken languages. Not all writing systems represent language in this way; in a syllabary, each character represents a syllable, for instance, and logographic systems use characters to represent words, morphemes, or other semantic units.
Chapacuran languages
The Chapacuran languages are a nearly extinct Native American language family of South America. There are three living Chapacuran languages which are spoken in Rondônia in the southern Amazon Basin of Brazil and in northern Bolivia
Attributive verb
An attributive verb is a verb that modifies a noun in the manner of an attributive adjective, rather than express an independent idea as a predicate
An abugida, sometimes known as alphasyllabary, neosyllabary or pseudo-alphabet, is a segmental writing system in which consonant-vowel sequences are written as units; each unit is based on a consonant letter, and vowel notation is secondary. This
Telecommunications in Curaçao
Telecommunications in Curaçao
Writing system
A writing system is a method of visually representing verbal communication, based on a script and a set of rules regulating its use. While both writing and speech are useful in conveying messages, writing differs in also being a reliable form of
Pay-to-stay (imprisonment)
In the United States, pay-to-stay is the practice of charging prisoners for their accommodation in jails. The practice is controversial, because it can result in large debts being accumulated by prisoners who are then unable to repay the debt following
In the linguistic study of written languages, a syllabary is a set of written symbols that represent the syllables or moras which make up words
Hokkien Kelantan
Hokkien Kelantan is a mixed language spoken by about 20,000 peoeple in northern Malaya. It derives from Hokkien Chinese, Southern Thai and Kelantan Malay, with increasing influence from standard Malay. It is not mutually intelligible with local Kelantan
Ankle breaker
Ankle breakers are small but deep holes drilled into drawbridges, stone bridges, and other defensive fortifications, in order to allow a slow moving party to cross easily, while causing a running person to twist their ankle and fall
Robert Grierson (missionary)
Robert G. Grierson was a Canadian medical doctor, Presbyterian missionary, and educator who worked in Korea for thirty-six years. He is also known by his Korean name, 구례선. Grierson performed his missionary works in the Sung-jin and Ham-heung area