From: Adam Twardoch (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 12 2009 - 15:32:14 CDT
> This is interesting!
> Arabic script knew something when it opted for reading the entire word
> instead of individual characters!
Indeed, it must have been after the Arabic script decided to add the
dots which differentiate between different letters (before this was
done, the same one letter represented e.g. baa, taa and thaa). But how
do you explain that the Arabic script never opted to write most vowels?
So, what you're saying is this: in the Latin script, you can shift
around some letters and the text will still remain understandable, while
in the Arabic script, you don't even have to shift around any letters
and the text is still ambiguous. Right? :)
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