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 :)