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"Writings" (as a search criteria intra-wikipedia) was a search return redirect to "Ketuvim" ("...In English translations of the Hebrew Bible, this section is usually titled "Writings".." "(source Meyers 1992)") from 04:39, 2 May 2004 to < 19:16, 18 January 2020
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The 'Notes' tab should be removed
- A potential solution that would also enact some structural updates of interest to WikiProject:Writing could be to stop the lead after the current second paragraph. "Contents" could begin by merging the current section 2 (Tools and Materials) with a consolidated version of the distinction introduced in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the current header (i.e., collective and individual motivations for writing), which could then become sections 3 and 4 in their own right (with 4.1 - 4.5 becoming instructive examples of contemporary collective writing practices and 4.6-4.7 becoming examples of more individualized motivations for writing. Questions of the origins of and differences among different writing systems can be incorporated in the relevant history of collective writing systems, but readers interested in a more substantive account of archeological dimensions of can be referred to existing and already very thorough pages on History of Writing and Writing Systems. This page probably needs to serve readers more interested in the multiplex contemporary uses *of* writing.
I removed the link to "activity" in the opening sentence per MOS:SOB and MOS:OL; is there a "particularly relevant" reason to link it? If so, could the link be moved?
Incidentally, the first sentence's ending contradicts the last sentence of the lead, which defines a text. Whoever checks this could fix the links at the same time. CohenTheBohemian (talk) 15:07, 5 January 2023 (UTC)
Wiki Education assignment: Writing 2
This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 3 April 2023 and 16 June 2023. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Roxyrenteria (article contribs). Peer reviewers: Valeriaserrano2, Mari.h1875.
While both writing and speech are useful in conveying messages, writing differs in also being a reliable form of information storage and transfer. Writing systems require shared understanding between writers and readers of the meaning behind the sets of characters that make up a script. Without a mutual understanding of the meanings behind both writing and reading (via things like literacy, reading comprehension, transliteration, and translation), a writing system can be rendered useless. Writing is usually recorded onto a durable medium, such as paper or electronic storage, although non-durable methods may also be used, such as writing on a computer display, on a blackboard, in sand, or by skywriting. Reading a text can be accomplished purely in the mind as an internal process, or expressed orally.
Writing systems can be placed into broad categories such as alphabets, syllabaries, or logographies, although any particular system may have attributes of more than one category. In the alphabetic category, a standard set of letters represent speech sounds. In a syllabary, each symbol correlates to a syllable or mora. In a logography, each character represents a semantic unit such as a word or morpheme. Abjads differ from alphabets in that vowels are not indicated, and in abugidas or alphasyllabaries each character represents a consonant–vowel pairing.
Alphabets typically use a set of less than 100 symbols to fully express a language, whereas syllabaries can have several hundred, and logographies can have thousands of symbols. Many writing systems also include a special set of symbols known as punctuation which is used to aid interpretation and help capture nuances and variations in the message's meaning that are communicated verbally by cues in timing, tone, accent, inflection or intonation.
Writing systems were preceded by proto-writing, which used pictograms, ideograms and other mnemonic symbols. Proto-writing lacked the ability to capture and express a full range of thoughts and ideas. The invention of writing systems, which dates back to the beginning of the Bronze Age in the late Neolithic Era of the late 4th millennium BC, enabled the accurate durable recording of human history in a manner that was not prone to the same types of error to which oral history is vulnerable. Soon after, writing provided a reliable form of long distance communication. With the advent of publishing, it provided the medium for an early form of mass communication 2404:3100:1C9C:C901:3A02:872F:6960:1750 (talk) 08:55, 21 July 2023 (UTC)