Writing Evolution Initiated by Naxi-Sino Writing Contact



Writing system contact is a branch of language contact, and it is a representation of culture contact and language contact. Once two different writing systems come into contact with each other, the advantaged writing system will influence the disadvantaged one, in the case of the contact of Naxi and Chinese writing system. The contact of Naxi-Sino writing can be divided into two periods: writing mixed usage and writing evolution. The Naxi-Sino writing contact is of great significance to study the differences including sub-regional and dating of the Domba manuscripts.


Naxi-Sino writing contact; Naxi Domba characters; Chinese characters; Loan characters

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