Second, determinatives conveniently mark the ends of words in a script that does not exhibit word division
The division of their labors is explained in the Introduction, from which it is clear that the bulk of the editorial work was undertaken by Whitehead, who was responsible for transcribing the text and formatting it in a recognizable way for present-day readers (that is, by expanding abbreviations, and adding modern punctuation, word division
, capitalization, and paragraphing).
The apparatus in each book comprises a textual essay, emendations, notes on emendations, a table of rejected substantives, and word division
Not only does the edition reproduce the layout of the original by page, column, and line, it exactly records the punctuation, spelling, and word division
used by the two scribes who wrote out the text.
Chapter 1, entitled "The school of close spacing," begins with a discussion of letter, word, and line spacing, with warnings to the practitioner about hazardous default settings in the hyphenation and justification dialog boxes, and arguments for etymological versus phonetic word division
He covers errors in keyboarding, word division
, capitalization, abbreviation, number expression and punctuation, and formatting errors for a variety of documents.
But by mistaken word division
the word became umble.
I have followed the lead of previous translators in cutting up the lines and modifying the word division
and punctuation in the original language to fit the particular translation.
117, first bar) and an incorrect word division
that changes the meaning of the word--the first word on page 118 should be divided as hat-e-klu-sen--and alters its rhythm: when a consonantal stop is followed by 1 or r in Greek (as with the preceding kl), the syllable to the left of it, if it has a short vowel, may be performed as either long or short.
The editorial changes introduced by Hanham concern mainly capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, superscripts, and word division
This text carefully preserves Stuart's spelling, word division
, and punctuation in order, Steen argues, to preserve her voice: "in early modern England, an oral culture was in the process of becoming a print culture, and because spelling and punctuation were not yet fully fixed, they were especially reflective of the writer's internal voice" (108).
The book is in general excellently produced: occasional oddities of word division
and line spacing may no doubt be blamed on the computer.