Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
> > The key point here is that the relative positions of certain letters
> > encodes something, which is certainly not typical of an alphabet.
> Well, for the most typical of alphabets (Latin), some of the most typical
> languages witten in it (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian,
> Rumanian, German, Dutch, Swedish, et al.) letter <C> has two sounds
> depending on its position: it sounds [s], [T], [tS] or [ts] when followed by
> <I>, <E> or <Y> and [k] elsewhere...

But you don't _rotate_ the letter to indicate the different sounds!

It's merely reflecting the history of the language.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...