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CONTENTS

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Preface

Introduction

Argument

The text
A. Manuscript features
(1) The alphabetic symbols
(2) Other distinctive symbols
(3) Spacing between letter-strings
B. Editorial additions
(1) Identification of verse lines
(2) Marking ends of verses
(3) Marking section (fitt) numbers
(4) Marking vowel length
(5) Marking emendations
(6) Reconstructed MS readings
(7) Marking morph boundaries

The measure of spacing
(1) Scale of measure
(2) Scribal corrections
(3) Pointing
(4) Letter shapes and spacing

The "writing" of spacing

The appendices

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Appendices

Appendix I. Spacing at other than morpheme boundary

Appendix II. Spacing at morpheme boundary: phonology

Appendix III. Spacing at morpheme boundary: measure

Appendix IV. Spacing among prosodic groups of words

 

Acknowledgements & Contact Information

 

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