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Nik wrote:

> While D looks nothing like edh, V bares only a slight resemblance to
> carat, @ has no resemblance to schwa, and & has no resemblance to ash -
> in fact, the only reason I can see for that is that "and" has an ash, at
> least in my dialect, and presumably that of the inventor.

Well.  Actually in SAMPA, the symbol for the almost wide open frontal vowel
(IPA ae ligature or ash) is {, the & symbol is from Kirchenbaum(sp?)... but
I agree is more used, and more clear in my opinion, & than {.

-- Carlos Th