(View exact match)transcriptionCATEGORY: language
DEFINITION: Any rewriting of a text from another script according to the conventions of one's own script.
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DEFINITION: A type of writing preserved in the archaeological record: sometimes the originals have survived in the form of papyri, ostraca, and wooden boards, but in many cases stelae, inscriptions, or temple archives incorporate transcriptions of letters. Letters were also written to the dead; relatives of deceased often sought to communicate to them by writing letters, asking for help or forgiveness.transliterationCATEGORY: language
DEFINITION: The act or process of rewriting the characters or letters (signary) of one language into those of another used to represent the same sounds; writing in the closest corresponding characters of another alphabet or language. It is possible to reconstruct the original spelling from a transliteration, but not from a transcription.