Re: orthography and pronunciation
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 12, 2001, 17:05|
Barry Garcia wrote:
> >> > years. To quote the Swedish physist-novelist Peter Nilson, "in
> >> 2100 they'll wonder why people ceased to write books in 1870".
> >What? So ... they just crumble? Disintegrate? Become dust?
>We have a bible printed in 1849 that while the pages are a bit yellowed
>along the edges, the centers of the papers are still fairly white. In
>fact, the paper is still very supple, and it's held up to us looking
>through it from time to time (the cover is in bad shape though. Was my
>mom's family bible).
If it's from 1849, it's probably to old to be made of acidic paper.
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