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CHAT: Ampersands

From:Bryan Maloney <> <slimehoo@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 3:45
--- In, Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@H...> wrote:

> PS - ObLang: I also love the ampersand &, even since I learned that
it 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.


Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>