[Ads-l] The Standard Phonographic Dictionary (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Jul 21 14:54:35 UTC 2015


> Truespel doesn't use special symbols=2C so that system=2C which does=2C is = like the others.  The key is using regular letters on the
> keyboard to keep = phonetics simple.  Ben Franklin dabbled in special phonetic symbols and gav= e up.  Not practical.  

Perhaps he should have used a Dvorak keyboard?

>  And he knew what
> was practical.  For instance I wear=  Ben's bifocals even today.  

The Smithsonian would like them back, please.


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