1.5 The Last Six Letters of the Alphabet

The letters u, v, x, y, and z are formed by adding dots 3 and 6 to the first five letters.

Thus, u is formed by adding dots 3 and 6 to a, and so on. The letter w, dots 2-4-5-6, does not fit into this pattern because Louis Braille devised the braille system in France in the mid-19th century, and the French alphabet did not then contain the letter w.


a b c d e f g h i j

k l m n o p q r s t

u v w x y z


Drill 3

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