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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
1927 Royal P

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1927 Royal P
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Status: Sightings
Created: 02-02-2014 at 10:14AM
Last Edit: 03-12-2017 at 07:43PM

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A beautiful blue portable from the second year of manufacture. Note the odd keyboard with a cedilla (as in ç), a macron (used for indicating long vowels), and a caron (the little V that can go over a letter). What language could have required these three signs? Lithuanian and Latvian are possible candidates but they don't seem to be perfect fits.

PS: I have gotten the interesting suggestion that the intended language for this typewriter is Winnebago. See the link to a Wikipedia article about this language.


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Richard Polt
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