Alphabet 26


In 1950 Bradbury Thompson invented an alphabet called Alphabet 26. This new proposal would have simplified the alphabet by having the lower and upper case symbols identical except for size.

The conventional alphabet has 19 letters that have different upper and lower case symbols(A,B,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,P,Q,R,T,U,Y and a,b,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,p,q,r,t,u,y) and 7 letters (C,O,S,V,W,X,Z, and c,o,s,v,w,x,z) that have identical symbols. The theory Thompson presented was that it was misleading for a letter, or for any graphical symbol, to have two different designs, and that these different designs were confusing school children as they learned the English language.

I personal think this would be a great idea not only for learning but also for standards. I, when I’m writing to myself or sometimes to others, write in all caps, I think it developed when I was in the 4th grade after I was hit by a car and I guess it stuck.

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