[b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew
vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Wed Dec 22 11:29:47 EST 2004
> Did you ever hear of "speedwriting"? In this they attempt to increase
> the speed of recording (usually for note-taking) by omitting the vowels.
> Thus you need to rely on the context for the meaning of the consonants
> that remain. If I were to write "rd" it could be "read", "ride", "rode",
> "red", "raid", "rude", "reed", etc. The vowels in English are not so
> insignificant as you might think.
Were you heard me saying that English vowels are insignificant? Rather, much
of them are redundant.
> BTW: "Me Tarzan, you Jane. Ugh!" No, I don't think Hebrew is an
> artificial language. If it were then other Semitic languages would need
> to be as well.
They are, in the core
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