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Re: [XTalk] Laupot's article on the Tacitus fragment

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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    ... This is because the article begins with an abstract which I did not set off by indentation or smaller type from the rest of the article. If I had done so
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 22, 2000
      Bob Schacht wrote:

      > Jeffrey,
      > Thanks for posting this interesting article. Nuances involving
      > *netser* have been examined in detail on CrossTalk before. A few quick
      > impressions:
      > 1. At the beginning, the article seems somewhat repetitive,
      > summarizing the author's main points and objectives several times.

      This is because the article begins with an abstract which I did not set
      off by indentation or smaller type from the rest of the article. If I
      had done so -- or, more properly, if I had had the presence of mind to
      do so, when converted the file to HTML, you wouldn't have found the
      article repetitious.

      > 2. Minor formatting point: some (many) of the paragraphs seem
      > "centered" rather than left justified-- at least, that is how they
      > appeared on my screen.

      There's probably some hidden coding that got captured in the HTML
      causing this.

      > 3. Perhaps some symbols are not coming across correctly on my screen.
      > For example, the sentence "The first three Semitic consonants of
      > netser can be transliterated into the first three Greek
      > consonants of either î_or ó." does not appear to make much sense, as
      > "either î_or ó" does not appear to have 3 consonants, but only one
      > vowel. Or perhaps I am ignorant of certain scholarly conventions that
      > would be clear to a specialist.

      No, it's not your ignorance. It's due to the fact that HTML does not
      always convert all of the letters in a Greek word or phrase, but instead
      only reproduces some of them. Perhaps Eric would like to download the
      article in HTML, edit it to replace what has gone missing, and then send
      the piece in HTML to me for another upload to the XTalk site?.

      Yours,

      Jeffrey
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      Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
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    • Stephen C. Carlson
      ... Jeffrey and XTalkers, I have done some HTML clean up on Laupot s article. It is found at: http://www.mindspring.com/~scarlson/greek/laupot.htm Perhaps,
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 22, 2000
        At 06:35 PM 10/22/00 -0500, Jeffrey B. Gibson wrote:
        >No, it's not your ignorance. It's due to the fact that HTML does not
        >always convert all of the letters in a Greek word or phrase, but instead
        >only reproduces some of them. Perhaps Eric would like to download the
        >article in HTML, edit it to replace what has gone missing, and then send
        >the piece in HTML to me for another upload to the XTalk site?.

        Jeffrey and XTalkers,

        I have done some HTML clean up on Laupot's article. It is found at:

        http://www.mindspring.com/~scarlson/greek/laupot.htm

        Perhaps, you may wish to copy it for the XTalk site.

        Stephen Carlson
        --
        Stephen C. Carlson mailto:scarlson@...
        Synoptic Problem Home Page http://www.mindspring.com/~scarlson/synopt/
        "Poetry speaks of aspirations, and songs chant the words." Shujing 2.35
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