Re: CONLANG Digest - 4 Jul 2001 to 5 Jul 2001 (#2001-187)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 7, 2001, 18:09|
D Tse scripsit:
> I remember reading in a textbook in sixth grade that the question mark
> resulted from the letters q and o from the word _quaestio_ being placed
> above each other.
The trouble with this theory, and the corresponding "io!" theory,
is that the dot at the bottom of "?" and "!" is and always has been
a typographical period: in every decent font, it has the same shape
as the period of that font. Nowhere is it hollow.
John Cowan email@example.com
One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore