Scribal abbreviations

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Scribal abbreviations

Postby sokuban » Fri 25 Sep 2009 4:20 am

A similar topic to my earlier thread on handwritten ligatures, but does anyone know about scribal abbreviations?

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Are these scribal abbreviations still known today? Is there any documentation on them easily accessible? Anybody have knowledge of them?
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Re: Scribal abbreviations

Postby Declan » Fri 25 Sep 2009 5:55 pm

sokuban wrote:Are these scribal abbreviations still known today? Is there any documentation on them easily accessible? Anybody have knowledge of them?

I hope you find some online, because I've been looking for a long time.
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Re: Scribal abbreviations

Postby formiko » Fri 25 Sep 2009 7:26 pm

The only one I know is that -us in Latin used tobe abbreviated with an x. Domnibus would be domnibx. This is where the common x ending in French came from.
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Re: Scribal abbreviations

Postby rickardspaghetti » Fri 25 Sep 2009 8:46 pm

Those are neat! Remind me of Tengwar. :)
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Re: Scribal abbreviations

Postby Serali » Sun 27 Sep 2009 5:09 am

Pretty scripty! :mrgreen:

But those are awesome!

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