Re: orthography and pronunciation
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 12, 2001, 17:18|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Barry Garcia wrote:
> >CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU writes:
> > >> > 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.
When did this practice of using acidic paper become commonplace? I've
got a good number of my great-grandfather's books, most of them from c.
1910, and they're all holding up very well. Like Barry's bible, if
anything they're just yellowed a little around the edges.