Content tagged with "liquistics"

Alpha Beta: How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World
Book Review
July 17, 2017
152

“Ridiculous book supposedly about the spread of the alphabet, but really about anything but that. This author hasn’t found a tangent he didn’t want to go off on. At any given point, I couldn’t figure…”

Grammatical Man
Book Review
June 19, 2016
240

“I really wanted to like this book, because I really wanted to understand this book. But I didn’t. I tried, and I have a lot of background with the concepts – information theory and such. But, damn,…”

The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs, & Pictograms
Reading List
Book Review
October 6, 2017
74

“Interesting, full of pictures, but it got ponderous. Weirdly long, because it’s basically a picture book, but with a lot of text, so you spend a lot of time starting and ending sections, and looking…”