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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 One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter