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# Benifits of Fluency in the Matoran Alphabet

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So, this might not work for everyone, but it works great for me.

I recently figured out that I can fluently write in the matoran alphabet, and read it nearly fluently. Since I'm a college student, and happen to have a less-difficult class right now (It's a music history course, and the first 3 weeks have been mostly teaching the rest of the class basic music theory that I already know), I decided to test out note taking in matoran.

My memorization has skyrocketed. Because the letters are so complex, I'm forced to spend more time thinking about what it is I'm writing, which is the whole point of note taking anyway.

Plus, I'm a person who really doesn't like handwriting anything, but I've found this alphabet really nice to write with. I recommend it.

EDIT: the number 6 at the top of the page is the wrong way to write the number 6. I know.

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What you need is a page of all circles, then just fill in the details of each letter.  Let a blank circle represent the space, and you've easily got a better system than the Latin alphabet we're stuck with.

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What you need is a page of all circles, then just fill in the details of each letter.  Let a blank circle represent the space, and you've easily got a better system than the Latin alphabet we're stuck with.

Actually, a blank circle would equal an "O", but I do get what you are saying...maybe replace the matoran symbol for O with a circle with a hollow dot in the center, that would be a good replacement...or make the space some new symbol, like a plus sign in the middle of the circle, or something unambiguous like that.

I've also seen some people develop shorthand that may make writing in this faster... ":" would equal B in that case, for example (since B is basically a semicolon in the middle of the circle).

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What you need is a page of all circles, then just fill in the details of each letter.  Let a blank circle represent the space, and you've easily got a better system than the Latin alphabet we're stuck with.

Actually, a blank circle would equal an "O", but I do get what you are saying...maybe replace the matoran symbol for O with a circle with a hollow dot in the center, that would be a good replacement...or make the space some new symbol, like a plus sign in the middle of the circle, or something unambiguous like that.

Well the first option won't work because that's the symbol for zero. And a plus symbol looks a lot like a 4.   Maybe you colour in the whole circle?  That'd be pretty tedious to do for every space, though.

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What you need is a page of all circles, then just fill in the details of each letter.  Let a blank circle represent the space, and you've easily got a better system than the Latin alphabet we're stuck with.

Actually, a blank circle would equal an "O", but I do get what you are saying...maybe replace the matoran symbol for O with a circle with a hollow dot in the center, that would be a good replacement...or make the space some new symbol, like a plus sign in the middle of the circle, or something unambiguous like that.

Well the first option won't work because that's the symbol for zero. And a plus symbol looks a lot like a 4.   Maybe you colour in the whole circle?  That'd be pretty tedious to do for every space, though.

Oh i've been writing the numbers wrong...I've been writing zero as a solid dot, with 6 being a hollow dot with a dot in the center. darnit. And I suppose you are right with the 4...

It would just have to be something that is very obviously not some other character. Dot on both the left and the right. Line across the bottom. A spiral. Eh. I may come up with something practical, see if something works.

I do like the idea of just printing out a page of circles, though...that would make this significantly more practical.

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What you need is a page of all circles, then just fill in the details of each letter.  Let a blank circle represent the space, and you've easily got a better system than the Latin alphabet we're stuck with.

Actually, a blank circle would equal an "O", but I do get what you are saying...maybe replace the matoran symbol for O with a circle with a hollow dot in the center, that would be a good replacement...or make the space some new symbol, like a plus sign in the middle of the circle, or something unambiguous like that.

Well the first option won't work because that's the symbol for zero. And a plus symbol looks a lot like a 4.   Maybe you colour in the whole circle?  That'd be pretty tedious to do for every space, though.

Oh i've been writing the numbers wrong...I've been writing zero as a solid dot, with 6 being a hollow dot with a dot in the center. darnit. And I suppose you are right with the 4...

It would just have to be something that is very obviously not some other character. Dot on both the left and the right. Line across the bottom. A spiral. Eh. I may come up with something practical, see if something works.

I do like the idea of just printing out a page of circles, though...that would make this significantly more practical.

If you do make a page of circles for writing the alphabet, wouldn't it limit the amount of letters per line? How would you do spaces?

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