Sedentarism is historical discourse and representation of the nomads by the sedentary world. Sedentarism based on ‘Otherizing’ of the nomads and it formed hierarchically structured binary: sedentary (good, progressive, civilized) - nomadic (bad, retarded, and savage). Sedentarism is originated and developed in all sedentary historical traditions, regardless of place or culture, but it was legitimized through European understanding of history and Orientalism. Sedentarism (like Orientalism by England or France) is used and still is being used, for the most part, by Russia and China for restructuring and governing its [former nomadic] Turkic and Mongolian colonies. After destruction of nomadic civilizations, its descendants, forced to socio-economic and intellectual sedentarization, perceived ‘sedentaristic’ representations about their good, retarded and savage ancestors
In our opinion, Türkic peoples were bearer of (some) Shan-Ying and Zhou traditions (or inherited them through historical intercommunications) and the origin of Türkic script is closely related to the two elements that underlay the ancient Zhou canon Zhouyi (or Yijing), line and abortive line. Line and angle (abortive line turned to angle) constitute all letters of the Türkic alphabet, sometimes with curved varieties: curved line and semicircle (curved angle) and with account of this cause, we would like to name Türkic “runic” script as ‘linearly-angular’.