Braille - as I see it!
The Braille square
10 patterns of dots
Creating the letters
Developing the invention
|This is so simple that it is child's play - almost a game. You must put
your finger on the square and not remove it. You will actually trace out the first
10 letters of the braille alphabet in the correct sequence. Here we go:
Could this be what young Louis Braille played around with to invent his alphabet? Surprising that the letters, by whatever method he devised them, fit this 'guided tour' around a square.
1 By convention the single dot "A" is placed at (1). In the derivation given here it is at (2). That is not unreasonable. A blind person will merely feel a single dot wherever it is. It could be argued that a square's graphic origin is (0, 0) and therefore the "A" dot ought to be at (2) rather than (1).Though the position of A is at (2) rather than (1), understand that this is the invention. This is the conceptual, inventive stage, not the finished alphabet. The alphabet is formed from the invention's development.