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Written forms (was Re: Moi, le Kou)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Saturday, January 13, 2001, 1:52
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From: Barry Garcia <Barry_Garcia@...>
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: Moi, le Kou (was: verbs = nouns?)

>My notes reveal that when I write, i'm going for speed. Usually i'll do a >mix of cursive and print, broken cursive, and abbreviations of my own >(like w/o for without b/c because). I've found notes that were a few years >old that were illegible even to me. Print is actually faster but, i'll get >lazy and use cursive, and even then the cursive lines get drawn out and >look like squiggles.
<G> I use w/o for without, b/c for because, hc for habeas corpus (this was during U.S. gov't), thm for theorem (and a lot of seemingly std math abbrev), and determinatives à la Egyptian (e.g. when "pop" could either mean "popular" as in "popular vote," or "population"). I should probably take the demonstratives a step further, brew up another conlang, and give it a logograph script. The most illegible writing I ever did was in 5th grade. I just threw everything out from that year because I couldn't figure out what the heck I was saying. And I had a friend once whose handwriting was so illegible (except to himself) that a teacher suggested he bring in a typewriter. YHL