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Gender in Latin, Scriptio continua

 
 
Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2014 04:25 am
According to the history books, Latin was once written in 'scriptio continua', which should surely be 'scriptiocontinua', without a glyph. However there is now a problem with gender. As two words should not both have the same gender, e.g. scriptio continuo? As a single word should it be scriptiocontinuo, or scriptiacontinua? Many thanks if anyone can assist.


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George
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2014 06:28 am
@Hidden Hebrew,
Hidden Hebrew wrote:
According to the history books, Latin was once written in 'scriptio
continua', which should surely be 'scriptiocontinua', without a glyph.
Yes, if "scriptio continua" were to be written in scriptio continua.

Hidden Hebrew wrote:
. . . However there is now a problem with gender. . .
No, both are feminine.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2014 06:48 am
Note:
scriptio is a feminine noun of the third declension.
continua is the feminine form of the adjective continuus.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2014 08:45 am
@George,
Scriptura continua would be easier Wink
George
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2014 01:06 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
It certainly makes the gender agreement more obvious.
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