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In written language, a logogram or logograph is a written character that represents a word or phrase. Chinese characters (including Japanese kanji) are logograms; some Egyptian hieroglyphs and some graphemes in cuneiform script are also logograms. The use of logograms in writing is called logography. A writing system that is based on logograms is called a logographic system.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOGOGRAM AND SYLLABRIES. In alphabets and syllabaries, individual written characters represent sounds only, rather than entire concepts. These characters are called phonograms in linguistics. Unlike logograms, phonograms do not have word or phrase meanings singularly until the phonograms are combined with additional phonograms thus creating words and phrases that have meaning. Writing language in this way, is called phonetic writing as well as orthographical writing.

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Logoconsonantal scripts
These are scripts in which the graphemes may be extended phonetically according to the consonants of the words they represent, ignoring the vowels.

EXAMPLE SCRIPTS. For example, Egyptian -- [ duck ] was used to write both sȝ 'duck' and sȝ 'son', though it is likely that these words were not pronounced the same apart from their consonants. The primary examples of logoconsonantal scripts are: Hieroglyphs, hieratic, and demotic: Ancient Egyptian.

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Logosyllabic scripts
These are scripts in which the graphemes represent morphemes, often polysyllabic morphemes, but when extended phonetically represent single syllables.

Anatolian hieroglyphs .They were once commonly known as Hittite hieroglyphs, but the language they encode proved to be Luwian, not Hittite, and the term Luwian hieroglyphs is used in English publications. They are typologically similar to Egyptian hieroglyphs, but do not derive graphically from that script, and they are not known to have played the sacred role of hieroglyphs in Egypt. There is no demonstrable connection to Hittite cuneiform.

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