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Was cuneiform ever drawn on a surface, as opposed to carved?

I wonder though, given that it remained in used for thousands of years, was this the only way it was ever utilized? As fdb mentions, it was also sometimes carved or hammered into other materials. ...
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Was cuneiform ever drawn on a surface, as opposed to carved?

“5000 years ago the old Sumerians wrote on fistfuls of mud, and we can still read what they wrote. 2000 years ago the Chinese were writing on worm excrement (also called silk) and on bamboo shoots, ...
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Do multi-dimensional writing systems exist?

I'd argue most writing systems are effectively multi-dimensional. Character-level: Multi-dimensional. Braille makes the most obvious. Word-level: One-dimensional. Sentence-level: Two-dimensional, ...
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Do multi-dimensional writing systems exist?

i found this thread while looking for the Unker Non-Linear Writing System and i was surprised it wasn't mentioned here! from the website: An utterance in a spoken language is a linear succession of ...
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Why is Devanagari currently used for Sanskrit?

There are two reasons. Firstly, the other scripts died out but nagari survived. As to why this happened is worth looking into, and probably has to do with printing. Secondly, its a North Indian bias. ...
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