Why is it so hard to read old handwriting? Part 4.


Latin abbreviations found at the end of words. Read the first part of this series about abbreviations at the beginning of words here. The most common things abbreviated at the end of words are: -us, -m (two endings), -que (English meaning: and, put before the word to which it is glued) Hover over the images to see the transcription! The sign for the ending -us resembles a 9 at the end of the word. The abbreviation sign for -m can look like the last letter's hook or flourish was prolonged upwards like an ornament [...]