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Re: Upper & lower case (was: Speedwords hare etc

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Sunday, June 3, 2001, 17:03
As I explained in my mail "I'm here again", I got unwillingly unsubscribed
to Conlang last Wednesday and have only now got re-connected to the list.
So this reply is a bit late, but.....

At 6:11 pm -0400 29/5/01, Nik Taylor wrote:
>Raymond Brown wrote: >> surely, the reform is long overdue - and not only in international >>languages. > >I'm rather fond of the usage of capitals to mark names, and, inspired by >that, I have created punctuation marks to mark names in UatakassÌ.
Yes, I found that so in ancient Greek which, conventionally, is printed entirely in lower case except for proper nouns (at least here it is). But to retain capitals just to mark proper nouns is not IMO sufficient reason; one could easily devise some simple symbol to show that e.g. `ray or *ray is a name and not a common noun denoting a stream of photons or a flat-bodied elasmobranch fish ;) `ray ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================


Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>