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Encyclopedia > Alphabet 26

Alphabet 26 is a neography created by Bradbury Thompson in 1950, and first published in Westvaco Inspirations 180. Thompson designed Alphabet 26 to use only one symbol for each of the 26 letters, rather than having dissimilar upper- and lowercase symbols (such as 'A' and 'a'). This was intended to regularize the letters of the alphabet, making them more logical and intuitive, and also making learning the alphabet easier for children. An artificial or constructed script (also conscript or neography) is a term for new writing systems specifically devised by specific known individuals, rather than having naturally evolved as part of a culture like a natural script. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Alphabet 26 does not eliminate uppercase; however, uppercase letters are simply larger versions of their lowercase counterparts. The letters 'a', 'e' 'm' and 'n' utilize the standard lowercase symbols; for all other letters, the uppercase forms are used (although the uppercase and lowercase symbols for 'C', 'O', 'S', 'V', 'W', 'X' and 'Z' are the same in standard English orthography). The set of letters for Alphabet 26 thus appears:

a B C D e F G H I J K L m n O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Alphabet 26 Neography Profile

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Alphabet 26 - Langmaker (229 words)
November 1, 1995), was a radical proposal for the redesign of the alphabet.
The conventional alphabet contains 19 letters that have dissimilar upper and lower case symbols (such as 'A' and 'a') and 7 letters (c-o-s-v-w-x-z) that have identical symbols.
The plan for Alphabet 26 proposed that of the 19 letters that have dissimilar symbols, 15 letters should use the uppercase designs (the fl letters in the graphic above) and 4 letters should use the lowercase designs (the green letters in the graphic above).
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