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AUS EINER ERLERTEN YERGANGENH
EINE LEBENDIGE GEGENWART HINE
Why do we write and print with two alphabets? A
large and a small sign are not necessary for one sound.
We do not speak a capital A and a small a. We need
a one-letter type alphabet. It gives us exactly the same
result as the mixed type of capitals and lower-case
letters, and at the same time is less burden on school
children, students, professional and business men. It
can be written considerably more quickly, especially on
the typewriter, where a shift key would be unnecessary.
Typewriting would therefore be more easily learned.
Typewriters would be cheaper because of simpler con
struction. Printing would be cheaper, type cases
smaller, printing establishments would save space.
Writing and addressing done in offices would be much
These facts apply with special force in the English
language, in which the use of capital letters occurs so
infrequently. It seems incomprehensible why such a
huge amount of apparatus should be necessary for such
little use of capitals. If it is considered necessary to
emphasize the beginnings of sentences, this could be
done by heavy type or wider spacing. Proper names
could also be shown in another way, and for the "I" a
uniform sign would have to be created. Pursuing this
thought to its logical conclusion we perceive that the
sound of the language ought to be given a systematic
optical shape. In order to aim at a simplified type, as
against that used to-day, syllables that are frequently
recurring, and combined sounds (diphthongs, etc.)
should be given new letter signs.
The capital letters of ancient time are not legible when
they are formed into sentences.
They cannot, therefore, be taken into consideration.
There remains only the small letters of our present-day
lower case alphabet. This must be the foundation of our
one-letter alphabet. And is not a sentence in a one-
letter alphabet, which intrinsically possesses a formally
compact construction, more harmonious, logically, than
a sentence consisting of two alphabets, which com
pletely differ from each other in shape and size
aUe guten schriftformen wachsen aus
erlebten vergangenheit in eine lebendi
genwart hinein. so offenbart sich auch
AHe guten Schriftformen wachsen aus
erlebten Vergangenheit in eine lebendi
genwart hinein. So offenbart sich auch
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