Is it amusing or sad that it took so many years for me to notice this peculiar, and quite possibly intentional thing about ? I only started figuring it out yesterday, rolling the new braille d20 around in my hands.
So, on this d20, numbers from 1 to 10 are represented with letters from a through j, and numbers from 11 to 20 with k through t.
K is an a but with the dot #3 on top. L is b but with dot #3. M is c but with dot #3. N-d, o-e, p-f, q-g, r-h, s-i, t-j.
The pattern is constant. The second 10 letters in the English braille alphabet are the same as the first 10, but with the dot #3 added on top. All of them!
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Then u. A, but with dots #3 and #6. V, b but with #3 and #6. W ... uh, j but with #6 ... you know what, fuck w. It has a weird name anyway. X is c but with #3 and #6, y is like that but for d, and z is like that but for e.
So if w looked like x, if everything was moved backward, then z would look like 1-2-3-4-6. Like the & sign.
Would that reality be better? Probably not, at least in my case. After all, then ž, one of the letters in the Slovenian alphabet, could not look like a backwards z, because that would be a y. But still, it is a possible reality we might've had.
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Well, it's definitely nice that this is getting so much attention from sighted people, even though it likely doesn't make any sense to them at all. I am glad you appreciate my enthusiasm, Fedifriends! 😀

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