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Visible Speech

( a script )

Type of script: Featural
Script category: Phonetic scripts
Number of characters: 120
Created by: Alexander Melville Bell
Period of use: 1867 - ?
Names: Visible Speech

A phonetic writing system intended to be used to teach the deaf to learn spoken language. Was widely used to teach deaf students to speak with a standard accent.

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Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian.