Thursday, January 18, 2018

the schematic arbitrary nature of the alphabetic sign was partly responsible for their efficient and rapid success

the Phaistos disk, Crete, 1400 BC

we're not saying that a = "aleph," which means an "o"x represents an ox. the letter is not necessarily shaped y the icon, though sometimes it does. one has to keep in mind that the sound is as important.

actually the more abstract the alphabet the better it functions.

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