Chu Nom Script

Before Vietnamese adopted the Latin script in the 1920s the language made use of Han Chinese script. However alongside Han was used a system called Chữ Nôm, a unique, ideographic script that was used by the upper class, the educated and government administration to record important cultural and historical material ranging from medicine to official documents to poetry.

Chữ Nôm today is used primarily as decorative and ceremonial writing.

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Source: http://nomfoundation.org


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Brian is the creator, owner and Apex Editor of Languages Around the Globe. When he's not hanging around with linguistics nerds and learning languages, Brian works full time at Kolibri Online, a Hamburg based international content marketing and translation agency as a copywriter, human dictionary and general doer of great things.