George Dalgarno

(c. 1626—1687) writer on language

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George Dalgarno was born in Aberdeen and educated at the University there before becoming a schoolmaster. He taught mainly in Oxford but was the schoolmaster of Elizabeth School, Guernsey for a decade from around 1662–72. His claim to fame is as the developer of a shorthand writing system which, in his most developed publication on the subject, he conceived as the basis for a pasigraphy or ‘universal character’ and ‘philosophical language’.


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