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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 may be thinking of Blissymoblics, a system developed by Charles Bliss and used with the deaf and other groups with language disabilities. I don't know if it's in current use, but I know it was big in the 70s and 80s. Amazon has several things on it. Best, Herb|
|Reply From:||Herbert Frederic Stahlke click here to access email|