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Scriptio continua

The practice of the late Latin scripts often involved writing without any breaks between the words or sentences. This writing mode is known with the definition of scriptio continua, which means ‘continuous writing’. In the previous example, which is in uncial script, we can see et nunc praeceptum hoc in the first two rows, with no […]

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Abbreviations in Science and Technology

Because of the bewildering variety of abbreviations for scientific and technological terms and the inconsistency of treatment, writers and editors are advised to consult with publications like The Chicago Manual of Style or a handbook specific to a scientific discipline or to an industry to confirm standard modes of abbreviation for specific terms. This post […]

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The Word of the Year for 2016

Each year, several major lexicographers release their word of the year—the term that, among the most frequently looked-up words during the previous twelve months, has most prominently captured the zeitgeist. This post discusses the 2016 selections. Merriam-Webster selected surreal, a word apropos for a year in which various seemingly irrational, inexplicable events occurred. The dictionary […]

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English Law Courses in London: Feb, 2015

Lexacom English Law Courses is presenting the following CPD courses in Central London in February, 2015 and they will take place at the St Giles Hotel in the West End of London, next to Tottenham Court Road tube station.  Friday, 6th & Saturday, 7th February, 2015 (two-day course) EMPLOYMENT LAW, THE TERMINOLOGY OF COMPANY LAW, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, […]

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Scriptio continua

La pratica tarda della grafia latina comportava spesso la scrittura senza interruzioni tra le parole o le frasi. Tale modalità di scrittura è nota con la definizione di scriptio continua, che significa appunto ‘scrittura continua’. Nell’esempio precedente, che è in scrittura onciale, si riconosce et nunc praeceptum hoc nelle prime due righe, senza spazi tra […]

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