Orthography in Linguistics: Definition & Examples


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At its most basic, what is an orthography?

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1. In a logographic writing system, what do the symbols represent?

2. Which of these is a syllabic writing system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine the extent of what you know about orthography with this worksheet/quiz. Questions will cover topics like what orthography is and the symbols in a logographic writing system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these topics:

  • A type of syllabic writing system
  • The symbols in an alphabetic orthography
  • What makes up an alphabet

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an alphabet and an alphabetic orthography
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on orthography
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a specific type of syllabic writing system

Additional Learning

Feel free to explore the subject further via the accompanying lesson entitled Orthography in Linguistics: Definition & Examples. Pay attention to these study points we've listed to help you grasp the material better:

  • What a spoken language is and how it's defined
  • The visual representations of sound in our language
  • What a syllabic orthography is
  • The kind of alphabets expressed in Arabic and Hebrew
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