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Re: Q looking like 2 Re: OT More pens (was Re: Phoneme winnowing continues)

From:Amanda Babcock <langs@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 10, 2003, 19:26
On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 08:52:20PM +0300, Markus Miekk-oja wrote:
> >(It took me years upon years to divine why the capital Q looked just > >like a 2!) > > I was really surprised by seeing that .. what did your divination of the > matter reveal about it? > This really awakened my curiosity.
Think of an O written clockwise, starting at the lower left, and finishing off with a flourish that creates the crossbar by means of a loop. Then if the writer gets lazy and starts at the middle left, you have the 2. Actually, that's also the Graffitti glyph to produce "q"; I don't remember whether I figured it out on my own before I got my Palm III or not :) Amanda