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ALPHABET

Arterial Pulmonary Hypertension & Beraprost European Study. A clinical trial assessing the effects of a prostacyclin analogue, beraprost, in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and NYHA II & III disease
Conclusion Beraprost increases the 6-minute walk distance in patients with PAH and results in an improved Borg dyspnoea index.
Note A later US study saw early benefits in class II or III patients which attenuate with time.
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Continuing from the non-indigenous perspective of seeing the pictograph as a primitive form of proto-writing, it is believed that this visual form of writing should have progressively disappeared once alphabetic writing as a technology and a skill was fully acquired.
In this sense, far from being a neutral technology or skill, a mere Instrument of progress, alphabetic writing is strongly implicated in Eurocentric concepts of knowledge and its source.
Given the purpose of writing to represent knowledge and not merely speech, for an indigenous writer from this community alphabetic writing which merely registers speech needs to be complemented by the drawing of a visual text to guarantee the registration of knowledge.
Considering that alphabetic writing registers speech but not the speaker, by separating and distancing the "speech" from the speaker it therefore decontextualizes the information or knowledge it purports to represent; for members of indigenous cultures such as the Kashinawa, alphabetic writing being incapable of marking differences of perspective in information or knowledge, is seen to be deeply lacking, given that knowledge registered alphabetically has no means of indicating its truth value.
Alphabetic writing makes language the first object of a genuinely scientific attention, whereupon an atomistic analysis can be applied to other, nonlinguistic, objects.
He argues that we should understand Socrates as someone who has grasped the potential for a new precision of reasoning inherent in alphabetic writing.
This suspicion of a real failure by the Standards authors to come to grips with what alphabetic writing has meant for its beneficiaries finds confirmation in the entry under "literacy.
Just these aspects of the Platonic corpus are what led Havelock to formulate the thesis of Preface to Plato: namely, that the career of Socrates marks a fundamental turning point in the development of Greek civilization related to the presence of alphabetic writing.
If the conventions of horizontal and vertical alignment in the alphabetic writing of Western languages enable us to read (ii) following the same order of words as (i), these conventions are subtly subverted in (iii), where the graphic distribution of the letters cannot be accommodated to the patterns of speech without a considerable degree of equivocation.
This will enable children to refine their theories about the alphabetic writing system and expand their knowledge about the spellings of individual words.
An introductory chapter is devoted to the general problems of "alphabetology," especially to the invention and spread of alphabetic writing systems.
Alphabetic Writing and the Old Georgian Script: A Typology and Provenience of Alphabetic Writing Systems.