What do you think of upper/lower case letters?

  • qd2009

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    Jul 31, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    So ok, something random just popped into my mind:
    I'm ethnically an Indian: my parents are Indian, but I was born and raised here in the US. So I ended up learning both English and my native Indian language. Something interesting I noticed is that the Indian alphabet does not have the upper and lower cases -- there's just one. But the Latin alphabet has two: upper and lower.

    So my question is this: what do you think of our Latin alphabet as far as the two cases are concerned? Do you like having two different cases? do you think it would be better to have just one? how about three cases (lol)? Advantages/disadvantages?

    ...ok im bored.
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    Jul 31, 2011 9:50 PM GMT
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    Jul 31, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    qd2009 said...ok im bored.



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    Jul 31, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    Upper/lowercase is probably not something that is going anywhere too soon. That period and then an uppercase letter is the way we are accustomed to recognizing one sentence has ended and another one has begun. It's the way we recognize a proper name. Texting and IM, for the convenience of speed, was for a while the biggest threat to the system of uppercase and lowercase, but now you don't even see that as often as so many text, IM, and word programs automatically capitalize a letter when needed.

    Of course it would be nice to have a program that blocks using all uppercase letters in a forum post.
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    Jul 31, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
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    Jul 31, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    CABucky said
    qd2009 said...ok im bored.



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    I actually seriously answered. I must be as bored as the OP.



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    Jul 31, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    I think we should totally do away with upper and lower case, and go back to a hieroglyphic communication system.
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    Aug 01, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    My favourite is lowercase but sometimes I feel wild and use only UPPERCASE.
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    Aug 01, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    It's a valid question from a different perspective. It's maybe as odd to you as the fact that so many languages require the names of things to be either masculine or feminine.
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    Aug 01, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
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    Aug 01, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    SirDreamALot saidMy favourite is lowercase but sometimes I feel wild and use only UPPERCASE.


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    Aug 01, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    LOWER CASES SHOULD BE STABBED IN THE VOWELS!
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    Upper case and lower case are important. They provide information about words and sentences, as well as grammar.

    In some languages, particularly German, upper/lower case are indispensable. The capitalized nouns drive me crazy, but as you get into various tenses and grammatical cases, they are absolutely necessary.

    I also despise the gender thing in German. But again, it becomes imperative at certain points.
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidAnd is it true that of all the languages that use upper and lower case letters, English is the only one that capitalizes the first person singular "I"?


    Perhaps. This is one reason why the English-speaking world has excelled above all others. The individual is of utmost importance, and has an exalted place - as God intended.
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:27 AM GMT

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    Aug 01, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidLOWER CASES SHOULD BE STABBED IN THE VOWELS!
    If that would lower the cost of vowels, I'd be all for it.
  • masculumpedes

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    Aug 01, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI think we should totally do away with upper and lower case, and go back to a hieroglyphic communication system.


    This suits me fine..as my name would consist of: A Foot, A Feather and a Lion icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    Caps developed because it was easier to read a Roman alphbet that way. In ancient Rome, manuscript books had no punctuation or upper casxe letters. Imagine trying to read that way?
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    Having more than one case helps us quickly identify the dickheads who think it is still trendy to TyPe LiKe ThIs. Much like replacing "th" with "d".

    So, I like.