[Foundation-l] What is on the back of the logo?

Mohamed Magdy mohamed.m.k at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 21:39:11 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 12:08 AM, Simetrical
<Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bwikilist at gmail.com>>

> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 12:37 PM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> > No. The letters on the globe roughly equate to "w" or "wi"
> The Hebrew letter is a resh ("R" sound), and the Greek one is a
> capital omega with smooth breathing (in ancient Greek a long "O"
> sound, today a long "I" sound).  Doing a little research, the Cyrillic
> is a "Y" sound.  The Japanese is the modern katakana representation of
> "wi".  The Chinese character I have no idea how to look up, but
> apparently it means "ancestor".  I don't recognize the writing system
> that the one below it represents.  The rest are at an angle and I
> can't even make out their shapes properly.
> But anyway, the letters certainly don't all represent "w" sounds.  The
> Hebrew should be a vav or double-vav, if that were the case.  The
> closest equivalents in both Greek and Cyrillic (neither of which has a
> "W" sound, I'm pretty sure) apparently both look exactly like a
> capital B, admittedly, at least to judge by their Wikipedias' names,
> so their current versions might be the most suitable if that were the
> goal.  But I don't think that the goal was specifically to make them
> "W" sounds.
I think so too. the W in Arabic would be a waw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waw_%28letter%29 not a yeh


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