How to use Determinatives in a sentence

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  • Sayce's phonetic values and interpretations of determinatives are his best assured achievements.

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  • Thus signs, according to their employment, are said to be (I) wordsigns, (2) phonograms, or (3) determinatives.

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  • Determinatives.Most signs can on occasion be used as determinatives, but those that are very commonly employed as phonograms or as secondary word-signs are seldom employed as determinatives; and when they are so used they are often somewhat differentiated.

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  • It is noteworthy that though words were so freely spelled in alphabetic characters, especially in the time of the Old Kingdom, no advance was ever made towards excluding the cumbersome word-signs and biliteral phonograms, which, by a judicious use of determinatives, might well have been rendered quite superfluous.

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