10. Punctuation

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.1

For separating the members of a longer period, a vertical stroke: / called shad shae, is used, which corresponds at once to our comma, semicolon and colon; after the closing of a sentence the same is doubled; after a longer piece, e.g. a chapter, four shad's are put. No marks of interrogation or exclamation exist in punctuation.

.2

In metrical compositions, the double shad is used for separating the single verses; in that case the logical partition of the sentence is not marked (cf. 4).




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