Tag: writing systems

The Arrival of the Portuguese – Malay Annals

       You may remember that I’ve been working on my Jawi script – the Perso-Arabic-based writing system used by Malay speakers to write their language from the fourteenth…

The Arrival of the Portuguese – Malay Annals

       You may remember that I've been working on my Jawi script – the Perso-Arabic-based writing system used by Malay speakers to write their language from the fourteenth…

The Arrival of the Portuguese – Malay Annals

       You may remember that I’ve been working on my Jawi script – the Perso-Arabic-based writing system used by Malay speakers to write their language from the fourteenth…

Jawi Script

I'm learning classical Malay (that is to say, the language used in Melaka and the Malay world at the time of the Portuguese conquest) and I'm starting with…

Where do we get our technologies from? (Answer: everybody else)

How much of your success comes from your ability to read?  Would you be able to feed and clothe yourself without the help of others?  Would you have…