Okay PeterD- then how do I distinguish them if the accents and breathing marks were there before 1980: the book is definitely from before 1980.
Chad - In Elizabeth St, between Flinders Lane and Flinders St, next to the peepshow, in a basement under a coffeeshop, is a second-hand bookstore called City Basement Books. They have a sign that hangs out over the street but it has been battered and the word "City" has currently disappeared. You will notice the smell of dust and the gently sounds of 1940's big band music. They have a small selection.
cweb - unfortunately the author failed to mention what century he lived in. But as I said, it is a biblical book. I just don't know whether it is a modern translation.
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”