February 29, 2004

Laura Miller on Nushu at Keywords

Laura Miller, writing as an "invited author" on the excellent weblog Keywords, has a terrific post about the Nushu writing system. She debunks a recent Washington Post article that "is representative of the type of misunderstandings that continues to be perpetuated in reporting on this topic". But she also gives a lucid account of a fascinating subject, where the persistence of misunderstandings is only one of the reasons to be interested. Read the whole thing!

Posted by Mark Liberman at February 29, 2004 10:35 PM