The question of creating a comprehensive database of scribal
suspensions and abbreviations was discussed here back in October. A
small group of listmembers has been at work on the project since
then. It has progressed a long way and we've decided that it is now
ready to be opened to the public. If you are interested, please have
a look, starting here:
and then trying out the options under "Browse".
The database is by no means closed, and in fact we fully expect to add
further examples and variants in the future.
A great deal of credit goes to Dennis Groenewegen, who designed the
interface, polished the pieces, and put everything in its place.
Thanks also go to Liz Gabay, Caoimhín Ó Donnaíle, and Gary Ingle. Go
raibh míle maith agaibh!