Study on the Dongba Script Compound Glyph in Lijiang Area



Dongba scripture is an important hieroglyphs, and the study of dongba script helps to study the origin and development of writing. Through Lijiang dongba scripture, we find there are many compound glyphs. Compound glyph refers to a combination of more than two glyphs or non-morphed components, which collectively represent a segment larger than the term. This article researchs on the compound glyph.


Dongba script; Compound glyph; Lijiang area

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