The Mentor, Vol. 4

The Mentor, Vol. 4 : December, 1894 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Mentor, Vol. 4: December, 1894 I. In reply to the first Of these Objections it may be freely admitted and broadly maintained that neither a Braille nor a New York contraction nor even the alphabetic characters in any form of embossed print, whether line or point, can con vey to the mind Of the sightless learner or reader a correct image of the corresponding symbol of visible language, ex cept possibly by association Of ideas in the case of those who learned to read before losing their sight. The small a, e, g, or, indeed, any other letter Of our best line print for the blind, fails to convey a correct idea Of the corresponding ink character as commonly used by the seeing; and the sense of touch rarely grasps words as units. As elements of description, and from other considerations, it is highly desirable that blind pupils should be made famil iar by means Of enlarged tangible representations with the relative size and the precise shapes of the several script and printed capital and small letters. And they should be made thoroughly aware Of the customary Spacing and arrangement of words and their elements and combinations, syllables, sen tences, paragraphs, stanzas, headings, signatures, addresses, and other literary forms. But when tangible literature indi cates as definitely as does ordinary ink print the proper arrangement, punctuation, syllabication, capitalization, and orthography, as is claimed alike for the Braille and the New York point, it should not be accused of misrepresent ing written language. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 100g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243149816
  • 9780243149810