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Latin abbreviations – Part 3: Word contractions

2019-04-02T15:41:39+00:00

For simplicity’s sake we will categorize every abbreviation form as a contraction when one or more letters are omitted inside a word. I.e. it is not at the beginning or end of a word, which we have written about in our former posts (click the words to read them) and it is not a one-letter abbreviation which we will write about in future. There are two groups within this category: Abbreviation of nasal consonants and Word specific contractions. Let’s see the examples! One less nasal consonant It was usual to write only one n or m instead of two or [...]

Latin abbreviations – Part 3: Word contractions2019-04-02T15:41:39+00:00

Paleography tips – #1: How do I get started?

2018-10-02T07:08:07+00:00

Paleography tips –  #1: How do I get started?   You’re thrilled to have finally found an old manuscript containing the name of your ancestor! But now that you’ve deciphered that one name, you are faced with the question: how should an amateur researcher tackle the rest of the document? […]

Paleography tips – #1: How do I get started?2018-10-02T07:08:07+00:00

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