New Abbreviations

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last posted Feb. 15, 2014, 6:41 p.m.

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A brief description of what the Abbreviations actually are

The Abbreviations are really just a series of rules for letter substitution within any text written in the Latin script—having been optimized for English.

It's a kind of shorthand. But whereas most shorthands use a series of written symbols to approximate spoken syllables, this is an extended alphabet that comprises not only the standard 26 letters of the English alphabet but also a series of added letters that stand for common words or common sequences of letters. That's really it.

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