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Re: Betreft: Re: Shorthand

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Monday, November 15, 1999, 13:53
>>>> Don Blaheta <dpb@...> 11/08 8:35 >>> >Quoth Rob Nierse: >> Well, here is my shorthand. I use it to write down messages not >> intended for other eyes, or just for fun. >> >> It soon got a feeling of Arab writing. I started writing right to left >> and made some Arab-looking letters for l, r, w, y, h. The s got a >> nicer hook and soon my shorthand was ready. >> >> For the vowels I made something Semitic too, but arbitrary. > >Boy, does it ever! That could easily pass as Arabic to anyone who >doesn't know better. And it's really very pretty (but then, I've always >been a sucker for Arabic script ;). But how do you tell the difference >between two p's and a t, since letters are connected?
Thank you for your compliments! That used to be a problem, but isn't anymore, since in Dutch double letters are used to indicate what quality the preceding vowel is. In my script all vowels have their own symbol. But there is a problem when p+ t collide into k. So I write the p (or t) and leave a little space, then follow with the t (or p) Rob