[b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew

Vadim Cherny 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

Vadim Cherny




More information about the b-hebrew mailing list