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Ars Signorum


Author: G. Dalgarno

Date: 1661

Type: A Priori


Sample Translation
Stenu snf neiteikpηggi, luldan sofkrama, tunesa Jupiteroi samesu Kanel sham lelli. The nation of the Frogs, when it was free, besought Jupiter, that they might have a King given them.

Miscellaneous Information:

Dalgarno managed to publish Ars Signorum (Art of Signs) in 1661, seven years before Wilkins’s Real Character came out. His rush to publication went unrewarded. The one
detailed review he received mocks him for his poor skills in Latin, implies that his benefactors only supported him because they felt sorry for him, and concludes by using his
own language to call him nηkpim sυfa (the greatest ass).


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