(re semetic written language)
>So someone decided that they need only write down the
>consonants, leaving off tense and number inflections, perhaps similar to
>the way we used to leave out punctuation. The article insists that this
>is a more usable system than it seems. I can only defer to their more
Thnk bt t. ltgh t's dffclt, y cn fgr t wht smthng sys wtht vwls.
It varies by language, of course. I imagine those semetic languages were
better for no-vowel than English. Chinese, OTOH, would be very tough.