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A SHORT HISTORY OF PUNCTUATION
by: Polly M. Robertus

EARLYGREEKSHAD HARDLYANYPUNCTUATION
FONOITCERIDEHTDEGNAHCNEVEDNA*
THEIRWRITINGATTHEENDOFEACHLINELATER
GNITIRWFOYAWAOTDEGNAHCYEHT*
THATFAVOREDRIGHTHANDEDPEOPLEANDSHOWED
WHEREANEWPARAGRAPHBEGANBYUNDELINING
THEFIRSTLINEOFITLATERTHEGREEKPLAYWRIGHT
ARISTOPHANES , INVERTEDMARKSTOSHOW , WHERE
THEREADERSSHOULDTAKEBREATH:
THE . ROMANS . MADE . WRITING . MUCH . EASIER .
TO . READ . BY . PUTTING . DOTS . BETWEEN . WORDS . 
AND . BY . MOVING . THE . FIRST . LETTER . OF . A .
PARAGRAPH . INTO . THE . LEFT . MARGIN . THEY .
ADAPTED . SOME . OF . THE . GREEK . MARKS. SUCH . AS . THE . COLON . MARK . TO . INDICATE . PHRASE . ENDINGS:
INTHEEARLYMIDDLEAGESTHISSYSTEMOFPUNCTUATION
BROKEDOWNBECAUSEVERYFEWPEOPLECOULDREAD
ANDWRITE BUTWRITERSKEPTASPACEATTHEENDOF
ASENTENCEANDCONTINUEDTOMARKPARAGRAPHS
EVENTUALLY WORDS WERESEPARATED AGAIN AND NEW SENTENCES BEGAN WITH A LARGER LETTER

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