started out as G. The Phoenician gimel resembled a broken stick, which was adapted by the Greeks into gamma, and changed so the stick broke at a 90 degree angle. Early Christians interpreted this as a symbol of Christ as a corner stone. When the Romans borrowed the letter from the Greeks they started out with a g sound, but then adapted it to use be a k sound. C continued its dual role for a few centuries and then gradually dropped the g sound. Later, and after the alphabet and its language were brought back to the British Isles, it was pronounced k, and then finally adopted the sound of a s sound sometimes, as in “certify”.



 
  manual alphabet, sign language alphabet, C CONTRAST     In the analysis of letterforms, this usually refers to the degree of contrast between the thick strokes and thin strokes of a given letter. In faces such as Gill Sans and Helvetica, there is no contrast. In Romantic faces such as Bulmer and Bodoni, the contrast is high.  


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