Dutton World Speedwords

Reginald Dutton created World Speedwords as an international auxiliary language, but realized that it would be difficult to convince people to study such a language, so he created a shorthand system based upon the same material. The beauty of this idea is that while enjoying the benefits of the shorthand system, the student also gains skills in the auxiliary language. A wonderful idea, but Dutton had neither the time nor the money to realize his dream.

It's certainly not at-sight-readable, an important criterion for some language designers. Some have called it line noise (shades of TECO madness!), but I have found it easier to learn, both for reading and for writing, than some other languages that I have studied. Odd, perhaps, but I can think of several reasons for this...



I wrote a simpleminded little Speedwords/English translator.

1998.07.03 yfony, 2011.08.24 yotit.