Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts.
Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts
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Any collection strong in language development and linguistic history needs LOST LANGUAGES. It begins with the stories of three great decipherments--Egyptian hieroglyphs, Minoan Linear B and Mayan glyphs--and considers the remaining enigmatic scripts of the world. The latest scholarship in decipherment as well as the competition for success receives a vivid blend of scholarly analysis and history.