[XeTeX] Whoever said quotation-marks are unimportant?

Keith J. Schultz keithjschultz at web.de
Tue Jul 29 10:38:59 CEST 2008

Hi Wilfred,

Am 28.07.2008 um 16:23 schrieb Wilfred van Rooijen:

> Hi all,
>> As an argument against that many full stops, I'd point
>> to the fact
>> that there wasn't even such a thing as the full stop in
>> the early days
>> of written Latin (and other languages?), where they wrote
>> in caps and
>> knew when sentences ended by the placement of the verb.
> Oww, my classically trained heart aches. I don't remember of Latin  
> uses full stops on a normal basis, but the location of the verb in  
> a Latin sentence (or Greek, for that matter) is pretty free, but  
> with a preference to have the verb as the last word of the  
> sentence. But especially in ACI-constructions the location of the  
> infinitive can be anywhere:
> Ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse
> is just as valid as
> Censeo ceterum esse Carthaginem delendam

	You do know what delendam is!  ;-))

[snip, snip]
> In my Latin textbooks in high school there were full stops, commas  
> and quotation marks in Seneca, Tacitus, Ovidius, and also in  
> Homerus, Plato, Euripides etc but those may have been later  
> additions. Never forget that the formal Latin one sees on  
> buildings, temples and churches is a very formal form of the  
> language, featuring more abbreviations than you and I know, because  
> chiseling all those letters into marble is hard work. The Pantheon  
> in Rome has:

	In the modern text books punctuation is added to help disect the  
latin text. I do not remember
	commas though that would make things to easy.


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