Re: ,,semi-virgula''

From: Leonardo Boiko (
Date: Tue Aug 31 2010 - 10:52:58 CDT

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    2010/8/31 Janusz S. Bień <>:
    > First, is "semivirgula" a good name? Google shows that it often refers
    > to semicolon.

    I’m no specialist and I have no idea about what’s the original name of
    that diacritic, but “virgula” is the name of the comma in medieval
    manuscripts[1]. To this day it’s the word for “comma” in Portuguese.
    We also call the semicolon a “ponto e vírgula” – period and comma,

    Leonardo Boiko

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