Ideas for an universal alphabet by Francis Lodwick

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                                These set of carracters are all of one duct and not unsightly 
when printed for common writing thei seem somwhat  to 
tedious and possibly som others of an easier duct and of more 
speedier writing might be invented, but in this set they are all of one 
length and so the lines will joine the closer 
2 All the rest are composed of the first 6 carracters 
And those primitives for the first 6 sets have those ran=
ged under them so described as to denote their order under 
the primitives that is those answering the number 2 
in the margens - have the primitives with one and the 
same addition which addition signifieth them to be 
in the 2d order so likwise for the 3d 4th and fivth order 
in those sets. That Addition in the 6th place under 
the 3d primitive is to distinguish the more guttural 
prolation of that primitive and its derivatives and 
that in the 6th place under the first is the softer pronun 
ciation of the 3d in that set 
The vowels are carracterised as here under according to 
the order of the collection here before 
They are to be placed over the head of the consonant which 
they immediatly follow and when a sillable beginneth 
with a vowel that beginneth as 
.. bel .. king .. arm .. m
Thus much for the collection of the single sounds and the 
carracters proposed for them 
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Ideas for an universal alphabet by Francis Lodwick, From The Royal Society, CLP/16/4



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