NateD26 wrote:The medieval practice of changing the iota adscript to subscript in texts that were written in periods where it was still being pronounced is quite baffling then.
spiphany wrote:Well, one of the pleasant side effects of using iota subscripts is that there's no danger of confusing the dative singular with the nominative plural (among other things...).
mwh wrote:We still await abandonment of the absurd use of the semicolon to represent a question mark.
mwh wrote:; as question mark -- I'm not about to start a campaign to change it, it is kind of cute, it just came to mind as another medieval hangover that we all unthinkingly accept as proper to Greek when it has no real justification at all.
mwh wrote:No we won't.
mwh wrote:Ah, but it's precisely the "traditiones quas antiquitus a patribus suscepimus" that I'm upholding.
If "change is by itself detrimental" you must really abhor the iota subscript and semi-colon.
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