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Based on just two symbols, points and dashes, Morse’s alphabet is so intended to present every letter and number to a unique set of lines and dots. American inventor and painter Samuel Morse, the man who constructed the telegraph in 1836, devised it because his telegraph was capable of transmitting only those two signals (- , •).
Morse first planned to present only the figures with the symbol, each word having its own special combination of symbols, entered in the book of codes. However, his idea was soon improved. In order to save time, for example, the most widely used letter in English, the letter E, is represented by only one symbol, and the short codes are associated with the letters N, A, and I.
Although seemingly primitive and very simple, Morse’s alphabet has undergone a far more diverse application in various other forms of communication, from the navy and aviation to radio amateur communication.
Today, without a doubt, it is one of the most famous synthetic alphabets.