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Erwiderung auf einige Thesen von B. Primus


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The present article on Beatrice Primus' paper "A featural analysis of the Modern Roman Alphabet" examines her claim that a systematic relationship exists between articulatory features of phonemes and visual features of graphemes representing these phonemes. The discussion of her data demonstrates that her analyses of letter shapes are implausible and that her paper exhibits several inconsistencies and contradictions upon which she bases her conclusions. In some instances, data conflicting with the intended result is not mentioned. All in all, the article shows that none of the claimed relationships can be maintained.