By James Clackson

ISBN-10: 1405186054

ISBN-13: 9781405186056

A significant other to the Latin Language provides a suite of unique essays from overseas students that tune the improvement and use of the Latin language from its origins to its modern-day usage.

  • Brings jointly contributions from the world over popular classicists, linguists and Latin language specialists
  • Offers, in one quantity, a close account of other literary registers of the Latin language
  • Explores the social and political contexts of Latin
  • Includes new debts of the Latin language in mild of contemporary linguistic theory
  • Supplemented with illustrations protecting the advance of the Latin alphabet
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Although punctuation separating words becomes a common feature in Republican Latin inscriptions, it is unusual to find it separating sentences or metrical lines. 5). Even more rare is punctuation that separates a document into sections or chapters. 61 In Latin of the imperial period interpuncts were used less regularly to mark the boundaries between words and so writers developed other functions for punctuation. g. Vindol. g. Vindol. 345). The phrases reflect the enclitic character of prepositions and pronominal indirect objects.

Each letter is in capital form accompanied by its letter name and the phoneme(s) that it represented. 1 was codified before the end of the third century BCE. The order of the letters, which follows that inherited from the Etruscan alphabet (see below), was remarkably resistant to change. It remained the same, apart from the addition of two letters borrowed from ancient Greek in the first century BCE (see further below), until the end of Roman imperium. 4 Colonists from the Euboean city of Khalkis established an emporium on the island of Pithekoussai (modern Ischia) before A Companion to the Latin Language, First Edition.

G. Vindol. g. Vindol. 345). The phrases reflect the enclitic character of prepositions and pronominal indirect objects. Of some interest also is the use of interpuncts as clausal dividers. The following are examples of two co-ordinate clauses set off by interpuncts: · NON V. TV. N. Vindol. 164). The features of punctuation described above are found also in ostraca from Wâdi Fawâkir, a Roman military outpost in the eastern Egyptian desert. 63 Abbreviations One of the most notable features of Latin writing from the third century BCE on is the frequency of the abbreviations.

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