Sunday, December 1, 2013

George Bernard Shaw and the Shavian Alphabet

You know those funny little slideshows MSN puts together to hook people into reading more on their site?  They ALWAYS get me.  Today's headline "Weirdest stuff stars left their heirs"  I got about four people in and found this interesting tidbit : George Bernard Shaw left money in his will to fund the creation of a new alphabet.  After perusing said alphabet, I can see why it didn't catch on.    You can read more about it here.

This image is also from that site.  I can't imagine writing with these symbols but maybe it would be the same as the standard alphabet if it were how I were taught.  It looks like hieroglyphics  to me!