|From:||Bryan Maloney <email@example.com> <slimehoo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 3:45|
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@H...> wrote:
> PS - ObLang: I also love the ampersand &, even since I learned thatit was
> evolved from the Latin |et| "and". Think of how many people (especially
> over the Internet or otherwise on the computer) use &. Latin's fingers
> really are in lots of pies!
It's even better than that. "&" was adopted in medieval scriptoria as
a convenient abbreviation. Thus, we not only continue Latin but we
also perpetuate the monastic literary copying tradition. Given how
many clerics did conlanging, it's deliciously appropirate.