Ideas for an universal alphabet by Francis Lodwick

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                                The Consonants are these following and signified by the greate 
Letters

1
1 Darke 
2 Tast 
3 Name 
4 DHis 
5 THing 
6 daNse french 

2
1 John 
2 CHest 
3 seiGNeur fr:
4 Jean fr:
5 SHall 

3 
1 Game 
2 Came 
3 soNG 
4 Gave ld:
5 daCH ld:

4 
1 Bond 
2 Pond 
3 Man
4=
5=

ld:
low dutch 

5
1=
2=
3=
4 Vaine 
5 Fame 

6
1=
2=
3=
4 Zeal
5 Seal

7 Hand 8 Round 9 Wand 10 Youth 
11 Land
LLyfr welch 

part of these above mentioned Consonants are ordered in six 
sets, each set having five distinctions of sounds Ye first of 
each in the fower first sets I consider as primitives the other 
four following in each set as derivatives Ye 4th immediatly 
relating to the first and the 5th to the 2d. the first set hath a 6th relating to the 3d being a softer pronounciation of the 
same. The fourth set hath the 4th and 5th places emty for 
want of words to expres their sounds in, and therefore must 
be instanced by the expression of the mouth it self, yet 
may they easily be conceived, to wit, in the fourth set the 
4th and 5th not expressed by considering the expression of 
those of those numbers in the other 3 sets for the same 
variation as have the 4th and 5th sounds in the said 3 
sets to the first of each, the same variation are the 4th and 5th 
wanting in the fourth set to have, in relation to the first 
of that set, The same is to be observed in the 3 first 
sounds wanting in the 5th and 6th set 
NB. That the Greater letters whether in the beginning 
or midle or end of the words in stanced are the Consonants 
or vowels designed 
2 There is a more Gutturall Expression of the Consonants 
in the third set of which I can give no present instance 
                            
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Author
Francis Lodwick
Reference
CLP/16/4
Series
Cl.P
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Ideas for an universal alphabet by Francis Lodwick, From The Royal Society, CLP/16/4

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