Guide to Scripts Used in English Writings Up to 1500
British Library, 2005 - 294 pagina's
Despite a resurgence of interest in the history of the English language, this work is the only book available to introduce readers to the scripts used in Old and Middle English writing. The best way to understand changes in scripts across time is through visual examples, and this highly illustrated book reveals precisely how Middle English is different from Old English and how these gradual changes have developed.áImages from important literary texts such as Caedmon’s “Hymn” and the Lindisfarne Gospels demonstrate the chronological progression of the writing.
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It is the earliest manuscript in English to use the functus ekvatus which, like the
point, occurs within what we think of as a sentence;17 and the functus versus at
the end of sentences. Capitals (or enlarged letters) may mark new sentences.
... wilniaS Seah lareo(-) 10 '5 20 Tremulous hand glosses, etc. ' tu ' i(n)caute ' i
over g; i(n)tent(i)o(n)e 6 expetit rep(re)hendis functus tkvatus ' pondera 7 adeptu(
m) pastoralis i(n)tent(i)o(n)c cur[e>x] lectoris punctus versus * functus elevatus 4
Again, the more elaborated punctuation system of the Latin passage, with the
functus elevatus within the sentence, the functus versus at the end of the
sentence and the point all in use on this page, contrasts with the simple point of
the English ...
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This book needs a divorce lawyer. A divorce lawyer to split the text from the illustrations, that is. The purpose of this book is presumably to teach paleography (the study of scripts) as it applies ... Volledige review lezen
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