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|Question:||I'm trying to track down a system of picture-writing, I think invented by a Canadian in the 20th c, and I think intended for the use of deaf- mutes, which is independent of any particular spoken language and attempts to provide a way of saying anything one might want to purely via unpronounced written symbols. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name (otherwise Google would take me straight to it). Can any panelist help, please? Geoff Sampson|
|Reply:||Geoff, you might be thinking of Bell's Visible Speech. It was an invention of Alexander Melville Bell, the father of Graham Bell. He hailed from Scotland, but later moved to Canada. Here's the Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visible_Speech|
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