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#182180 - 01/29/09 08:05 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: tsuwm]
The Pook Offline
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
uncial - relating to or written in majuscule letters

-joe (def'ns for all occasions) friday

I think you are both right. Miniscule as a description of the kind of LETTERS used is the opposite of majuscule. Manuscripts written in miniscules are called miniscules. But manuscripts written in majuscule letters are called Uncial manuscripts, which term has fed back to refer to the letters themselves. So the opposite of an uncial manuscript (such as the biblical Codex Sinaiticus or codex Alexandrinus) is a miniscule manuscript (such as 1739 or p46).

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#182186 - 01/29/09 09:34 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: The Pook]
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Yer all wrong. It's minuscule.

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#182220 - 01/30/09 08:15 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Faldage]
The Pook Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Yer all wrong. It's minuscule.

ha ha! Classic case of not seeing the wood for the trees. Thanks Faldo. We all get a minUs for spelling! laugh

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#197791 - 02/28/11 04:59 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Nouveau Scribe]
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I'd probably leave all but the China part lower-case, but if it is a specific title of a group, such as Americans, for one, it would be capitalized. (I think)

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#197794 - 02/28/11 06:55 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Cozymansam]
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WELCOME, COZYMANSAM
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#197844 - 03/02/11 04:00 AM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
The question was "So?" I.E. "So what if I (pastor von) began a sentence with a conjunction?"Prescriptive-grammatically speaking it is a solecism (or an enormity).


Naw. It ain't near big enough to be an enormity.


punity? Small offense, but punitive measures will be taken.

Peter

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#197869 - 03/02/11 11:00 AM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Tromboniator]
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Are you speaking with impunity?
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