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

From:Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
Date:Sunday, June 3, 2001, 18:24
Raymond Brown wrote:

> >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 ;)
That's a very interesting idea. I may borrow it, since Mungayöd script has no capitals, and people's names are generally meaningful. -- Daniel Seriff Futharusào li utsoto wi pæthong, raskèsào lang li! Si me iterum insanum appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem.