KI-Media2 KI Media History and purpose of PUNCTUATION

Seen and heard on Ms. Theary C. Seng’s BLOG…


Punctuation itself – literally, the act of adding “points” to a text – did not arrive until the 3rd century B.C. [before Christ], when Aristophanes of the great Library at Alexandria described a series of middle (·), low (.) and high points (˙) denoting short, medium and long pauses.

Over the centuries, this system gave rise to punctuation as we know it: from Aristophanes’ three dots came the colon, the full stop, and many other marks besides.

The word space was a late arrival, appearing only when monks in medieval England and Ireland began splitting apart unfamiliar Latin texts to make them easier to read.

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Books excellently translated into Khmer which have been properly punctuated with generous word spacing…

Posted By Khmer Democrat to KI Media at 5/06/2013 06:02:00 PM

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