A logographic writing system is the oldest type of writing system, logographic writing systems use symbols that represent a complete word or morpheme. Chinese is an excellent example of a logographic script, but most languages also include logograms, such as numbers and the ampersand. Logographic characters don’t indicate pronunciation. Therefore, multiple languages can use the same morphemes with a different pronunciation. For example, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean share a large number of characters, but the pronunciation of most of these shared characters is different in each language.
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