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Re: [Authentic_SCA] writing questions

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  • J. C. Smith ispán
    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_case#History. Barcsi Janos Atlanta   JEFFREY C. SMITH   The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity,
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      See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_case#History.

      Barcsi Janos
      Atlanta
       
      JEFFREY C. SMITH
       
      "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of
      funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson





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      From: Kathy Keeler <kkeeler1@...>
      To: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, May 5, 2011 11:54:25 AM
      Subject: [Authentic_SCA] writing questions

       
      Greetings all

      The Outlands recently introduced a "letters across time" project in
      which people write each other as their persona (see yahoo group or
      Facebook).

      When I tried, I realized I do not know: when capitalizing names
      appeared; when capitalizing titles and place names appeared; whether I
      should capitalize "God" or "I".

      I know I phrased that oddly, but I am trying to write in 1190s England
      and 1540s Spanish Peru.

      Drogin (Medieval Calligraphy) says punctuation is "modern" in Early
      Gothic to Gothic (I think I'd use Spanish Gothic for the later hand).
      But I am not sure about capitals. And of course I'm writing in
      English where the first person singular is capitalized, unlike other
      languages.

      Can someone give me an overview or direct me to a source?

      I'm using the computer for the hand because my own calligraphy is
      difficult to enjoy reading and I don't feel my words merit someone
      spending the time to transcribe them. I can see that eventually I
      will get out the quill and make a smudgy mess.

      Thanks

      Agnes deLanvallei
      Outlands


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