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Subject: Re: book found online has interesting ideas re the alphabet
From: "Hrant H. Papazian" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 31 May 2000 15:45:59 -0700
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"Kate Gladstone & Andrew S. Haber" wrote:
> the VERY interesting chapter on the alphabet is Chapter 9 at
> http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~skoyles/lv9.html

If I may ask, what did you find SO interesting in there?

Looking at Skoyles' website, there are a number of things I got to
liking about him as an individual. But I found no original insight
in that chapter. What I did find is some conceptual flaws, like:
1. His ignorance of the fact that we
   generally read words, not letters.
2. His implication that languages with a large number of
   syllables cannot benefit from a writing system that exhibits
   syllabic grouping. Hangul has much to teach us - our pride
   should not impede progress.

hhp

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