How to use Determinatives in a sentence
Sayce's phonetic values and interpretations of determinatives are his best assured achievements.
Thus signs, according to their employment, are said to be (I) wordsigns, (2) phonograms, or (3) determinatives.
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.
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.Advertisement