I don't put in the horizontal bar when I'm handwriting.
But I think dismissing the most accurate misinformation would improve the article. I imagine one place or the other needs to be corrected. January 18, Happy New Year, everyone! The style guide probably recommends "and" over ampersand. Is there still hope for an accidental ampersand or a hurried octothorpe to come about and to spread organically, without a deliberate act of creation or promotion? It seems to me that evidences of a flourishing intelligentsia in Britain after the decline of Roman power there have not been absorbed by this part of the establishment because of certain associated uncomfortable truths about entrenched stances from positions of false authority. Starting from the top: a short line down, then a backwards 3, then the bottom bit. Why isn't it "ampers" or "ampersay" or something like that? The italic ampersand, to the right, is originally a later et-ligature. But it is all so weird that it requires citation. And what do any of these things have to do with each other? I find this curious: I've always made them as fiasco described, starting in the lower right and doing all the loops and ending up just above where I started. I fail to see what is so astonishingly inconceivable about a letter fulfilling a missing function in the existing script as well as having a name that was used as a shorthand for a Latin phrase that puns on a Kabbalist con sept. Platform independence is a must for WP. I can't say I'm knowledgable enough to rewrite it myself, but I know enough to see that there is much that is questionable.
Etymology[ edit ] A page from an textbook displaying the alphabet. I suggest that it be consistently monitored at a higher priority level than now, as some other IP's have made fruitful contributions and I would hate to keep IP's from making edits that would improve the quality of this page.
This casts doubt on the nursery rhyme theory. An ampersand has to be recognisably an ampersand outside of its context in a sentence, IMO. Does anybody else use ampersands this way?
It didn't take much practice, and I like how they look. I think you're right that a clean-up of this section is needed.
This casts doubt on the nursery rhyme theory. The "italic" ampersand is really not typical. Starting from the top: a short line down, then a backwards 3, then the bottom bit. AIUI they're slightly informal. In the later and more flowing New Roman Cursive, ligatures of all kinds were extremely common; figures 2 and 3 from the middle of 4th century are examples of how the et-ligature could look in this script. Can anyone shed some light on this? This symbol may have entered the script language by way of monastic influence in the time of the early Christian church in Ireland. Fishal , 20 April UTC I must admit it was me who added the nursery rhyme theory that I was surprised to read about the Brytferth character set, but the article does show that this is only now being properly annotated and researched by philologists. As I said, I deleted it because it was bizarre, turgid, unlikely, and most important uncited. Still it is more likely to have been the nursery rhyme, in my hypothesis - and it is of course hypothesis - which gave rise to the term "ampersand", even though ancient texts do show it as a letter after z. In fact, the lack of citation by itself calls this claim into question. No prank was intended.
I decided that the odds were that it was added either as a prank, or else was the private theory of the author, and removed it, until such time as it can be verified.
In their own words: For new characters, [submitters should] provide images clearly showing the characters in use, with their glyph circled or clearly identified, along with a caption that describes the character and the source of the image. The style guide probably recommends "and" over ampersand.
No lifting required. An example may be seen in M.
Certainly both of these are handwritten ampersands I'm familiar with. Quick: curvy 'E' then a line through it. All my work ultimately ends up in electronic form, whether for a book or this blog I daresay much of yours does too, whatever your profession or favoured hobby happens to be , and I find it easiest to stay within the digital realm from start to finish. It is the unpredictability of the human hand, not the aesthetic judgement of a type designer or stone-cutter, that has laid the foundations of our written letters and punctuation. The question is, is this not still a word? I'll also see if I can find any secondary sources dealing with this. I seriously doubt that between Brytferth and the Victorian era it was in common knowledge that there were in the days of yore additional letters after Z. One of the forms of Ammon the Egyptian god who subsumed all other gods shows him crowned with a vertical spike. It is my belief that Allah is, literally, al A - the One - an historical continuity from the cult of Ammon. For example "Note however the Hebrew Keter Crown But seriously, I wholeheartedly agree. I chose this because the uraeus glyph shown as the possible origin of the Hebrew letter Shin is the sun crown in Egyptian religion and one of the more important crowns of the Pharaoh as deity.
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