Re: Stoefwritung in "Absent Voices"

From: D. Starner (
Date: Fri Oct 01 2004 - 14:34:07 CST

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    > >every mark written was obviously
    > >phonetically distinct from any other, and size and vertical location
    > >were equally important.
    > Eh? What sort of notion is this?

    "every mark" may be overstating it, but she had long tables of stuff
    distinguished that every modern edition I've seen merges. Size and
    vertical location were apparently important to communicate matters of

    > And what is it that "stoef" is supposed to mean? It's not in Clark
    > Hall & Merrit's dictionary, anyway.

    That may be my fault; I wasn't sure whether it was oe or ae.
    > You borrowed the book from a library? I hope so.

    > I don't think I'd put this one into my wishlist, from your description.

    I wish I knew more about manuscript writing; I was hoping someone could
    tell me if the foundation was firm or not.

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