Talk:Dongba symbols

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The paragraphs you added provide good information, but it might help to edit a little since there are various typing mistakes. It might also help to attempt to integrate your paragraphs with the rest since there seems to be a few repetition of information and awkward starts. Jcc349 (talk) 19:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Nice work, Luna! You really filled out the article well. Your list of references at the end is good, but I think it might be a good idea to cite in-text as well, showing which information you got from which source. A few minor typos:

  • There is an extra line between the second and third paragraph of the "origin and development" section.
  • In the first paragraph of "origin and dev.", second sentence, you wrote "...the Dongba script was created the founder..." I think you meant to say "by the founder".
  • In the "Usage" section, the first sentence of the first paragraph should be split into two sentences.
  • In "Structure and Form", second paragraph, second sentence, last word "meanningful" is spelled wrong.
  • Here and there a period at the end of a sentence doesn't have a space after it.

Overall, it looks great! --zcat13 (talk) 21:54, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

It's not logographic, it's pictographic, and is nothing like Chinese. And they're not hieroglyphs either. kwami (talk) 00:21, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Hey Luna,

The structure of the wikipage is nicely done. It's clear and well organized. I'm not sure how much you took from what source, but I think it would be nice to cite all your sources more frequently when you use them.

I also noticed that you mentioned that Naxi was pictographic and ideographic twice and I was wondering if you could just clarify what you mean by each in either one of the two cases (i.e. maybe give a short definition and what specifically about the Naxi scripts makes it pictographic and ideographic)

That's all, overall it looks very well done. --Lululululu12 (talk) 03:05, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions. I've added in-text citations and made a few other minor changes. I've also added in a chart! Lunabunny (talk)

Writing media and tools[edit]

“The pages are ruled into four horizontal lines.” But both illustrations appear to show three horizontal lines of characters. If I have completely misunderstood, please forgive me. It is a fascinating and informative glimpse of a topic of which I am completely ignorant, so thank you for taking the trouble to include it. Dawright12 (talk) 14:18, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

PS: I see the illustration for the Geba script does show four lines, is there some confusion here - other than in my head? Dawright12 (talk) 14:35, 30 December 2013 (UTC)