2009-12-26

punctuation

6.14: engl/{punctuation, punctual}:
. punct-: to a point,
. punctual: occurring precisely at the expected point in time .
. punctuation:
a word condensed to a single point or character;
an extension to the alphabet that represents a word rather than a word component
as in the oriental character sets,
where there are thousands of punctuations .
. punctuation in english, however, reserves such punctual words
for expressing the non-verbal elements of speech .