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.
Futharusào li utsoto wi pæthong, raskèsào lang li!
Si me iterum insanum appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem.