palaeotype definition

  • noun:
    • something of representing all talked sounds in the shape of the printing kinds in keeping use.
    • something of representing all talked noises in the form of the printing kinds in keeping use.
    • A phonetic system of spelling created by Alexander J. Ellis, in which the introduction of new kinds is avoided by the unique utilization of most of the offered current forms (italic, roman, little money, etc.) associated with old kinds, some of them being turned and so designed to do double-duty. Compare Glossic and Nomic.
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