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  • adjective Alternative spelling of medieval.

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  • I've never seen it spelled this way, but google has 2.5 million hits, about a tenth of medieval, so I guess it is somewhat common.

    August 27, 2007

  • in its most correct form, it would be mediæval, with a ligature, but I seemed to recall something about those not working well in Wordie?

    August 28, 2007

  • Looks as though it worked in your comment though, colleen.

    August 28, 2007

  • yeah, it works as html, but I did not try putting it in as a word, not being sure the special character would translate.

    August 28, 2007

  • Ligatures should work fine in Wordie, either the html character entity that colleen used or the unicode glyph. But I think we decided against them: search "ligature" on uselessness' "guidelines" thread: http://wordie.org/people/uselessness?wl=2847. Personally I think they're great in comments, but, in my opinion, best avoided when listing words. They're aesthetic (æsthetic?) and optional, and therefore not part of a word's actual spelling.

    There's a practical consequence too. The database sees "mediaeval" and "mediæval" as two different words. It's not a big deal to have multiple forms listed, but I think it takes away some of the fun when comments on what is really the same word get spread across variants.

    August 28, 2007

  • Good points. And I don't even think to use them anyway, so I guess I'm safe! ;-)

    August 28, 2007

  • Because what the uselessness says, goes.

    August 28, 2007

  • Still sticking with that "the," are you, uselessness? ;->

    August 28, 2007

  • There's nothing indefinite about me. ;-)

    August 28, 2007

  • That is most definitely true.

    August 28, 2007