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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. -- Robert