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scriptio continua

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  • well at least it stayed horizontal and left-to-right, not boustrophedon.

    July 24, 2008

  • IDOLIKE2LERN

    July 24, 2008

  • In other words, it's a style of writing that closely resembles forum posts by irritating people.
    (Not you, whichbe. You taught me something today. Thanks!)

    July 24, 2008

  • ASTYLEOFWRITINGWITHOUTSPACESBETWEENWORDSORSENTENCES
    WITHALLTHETEXTINCAPITALLETTERSANDWITHNOPUNCTUTATION
    INTHEWESTFROMTHEFIRSTEXISTANTGREEKTEXTSUNTILAROUND
    1000ADALPHABETICALTEXTSWEREWRITTENWITHOUTSPACEBETWEEN
    WORDSANDINTHEEARLIERPERIODSINALLUPPERCASE

    July 24, 2008

  • A style of writing without spaces between words or sentences, with all the text in capital letters, and with no punctuation. In the West, from the first extant Greek texts, until around 1000 AD, alphabetical texts were written without spaces between words, and in the earlier periods in all upper-case. It is still in use in Thai, other Southeast Asian abugidas, and in languages that use Chinese characters (Chinese and Japanese) though with sentence breaks. Modern Chinese differs from ancient scriptio continua in that it does at least use punctuation, although this was borrowed from the West only about a century ago. (Wikipedia)

    July 24, 2008