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Postby bingley » Thu Jul 17, 2003 5:22 am

If the Romans didn't use them, when did the practice of using macrons as an aid for learners start?
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Postby Milito » Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:37 pm

I'm not sure when the use of macrons started, but since the Romans didn't use punctuation or spaces between words, either, I'm sure glad that we HAVE started "modernizing" classical texts by adding these little aids to learners!<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Postby Episcopus » Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:20 pm

romans didn't like to be specific...which hurts me<br />i wish they had signs to distinguish meanings of the ablative sometimes when there are 2 possibilities!<br /><br />I am so glad macrons be here! <br /><br />would it have been medieval latin or something?? ???
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Postby benissimus » Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:11 pm

I like the way the Romans spoke! I talk in all capitals with no "u" or "j" most of the time :P
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