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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earliest chirographs still extant.7 The punctuation original to the Hatton scribe is
simple; he uses a medial stroke shaped like a comma, though often it is little
more than a trailing point. To indicate longer pauses the following letter may be ...
13 (from Junius 1 1 or the 'Csdmonian* manuscript) indicates a growing concern
with the punctuation of English, the points here serving mainly to demarcate half/
line units of verse.' So too, frequent points mark units that are paired in ^lfric's ...
The main mark of punctuation is the simple point, also used to demarcate
numerals, and the space occupied by word blocks, words, and parts of words
obviously complements the infrequent points. Some further reading help is given
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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
COLOURED PLATES SECTION between pages 1213
Oxford Bodleian Library MS Junius 11 f p 61
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