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Historical Instances

  • John McDermott

Abstract

This passage (cited from Skelton, Modern English Punctuation, 1933) is translated from Old English but follows the capitalisation and punctuation of the original. Throughout, the dot works as our comma, the inverted semi-colon (not illustrated; the curve above the dot has its convexity lying towards the writer’s right hand) as our modern semi-colon, and the semi-colon as our full stop; it will be noted that dots occur at stages in the progression of the thought, and their use therefore rather resembles that in the so-called heavy system of punctuation.

Keywords

Quotation Mark Full Stop Late Ninth Century Exclamation Mark Inverted Comma 
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© John McDermott 1990

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  • John McDermott

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