Pitman used rotation to change place of articulation: Initially, Evans indicated vowel length with light versus heavy lines the feature used to indicate voicing in Pitman ; but this proved awkward in print, and by it was changed to broken lines for long vowels versus solid lines for short vowels. Later Evans introduced the current practice of writing a dot above the syllable to indicate vowel length.
Aids to Letter-Writing Caryl de Trecesson This is a compilation of openings and writing a letter in italian to family from medieval manuscripts to assist you in your letter-writing. They include public exhortations, private love letters, a Valentine, letters from kings and letters from servants.
I hope you will find something of interest here. Please note that the links to the full texts will take you outside the DragonBear site to the "original" e-text. There is a full list of sources at the bottom of this page. Pray say many kind words from me to all your blessed household.
May you continue in good health and good spirits, most reverend and divinely favored lady. Fare thee well always, and pray for me, most honoured and holy master. These which I write to you, are only a few things, dearest, of the many which we have done, and because I am not able to tell you, dearest, what is in my mind, I charge you to do right, to carefully watch over your land, to do your duty as you ought to your children and your vassals.
You will certainly see me just as soon as I possibly return to you. Consider, I beseech thee, what thou owest me, pay heed to what I demand; and my long letter with a brief ending I conclude.
Because we know that you especially desire to hear from us and to learn the state of our prosperity, we think it fitting to first tell you of this. In brief therefore, God willing, we shall return to you.
We render to you the gratitude which you deserve for your care of our son and for the very great fidelity which you have shown to us, And with the full intention of worthily rewarding your services, we ask you to continue the same.
Fare thee as well as I fare. Think of yourselves and of us, in love, and farewell. Given at the holy city of Jerusalem, on the seventeenth day of the month of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand two hundred and twenty-nine.
When we learn anything certain or remarkable of the Tartars, or others, we will send you word either by letter or by Roger de Montefagi, who is to return to France in the spring, to the lands of our lord the viscount, to collect money us.
The barons and others, his faithful subjects, wishing to observe their oaths and the fidelity due to God and to him, wish health, and tender their lawful service with all respect and honor.
And we, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, and Gilbert de Clare, at the request of the rest, have, for us and for them too who are here present, affixed our seals.
Witness my hand, at Lewes, on the twelfth day of May, in the forty-eighth year of our reign. And since, the principle or the Prime being found, i. God, there is nothing more to be sought, since he is the Alpha and Omega, that is, the beginning and the end, as the vision of John calls him, this treatise is ended with God himself, who is blessed throughout the ages.
Written on the thirty-first day of March ["pridie Kalendas Apriles"] on the confines of Tuscany from beneath the springs of Arno, in the first year of the most auspicious passage of the Emperor Henry into Italy. And I am your man and ever will be, by the grace of God, which ever have you in his keeping.
Yours, William Paston 15th century England: Paston be this letter taken. The Holy Trinity have you in governance. To mine well-beloved son I greet you well, and advise you to think onst of the day of your father's counsel to learn the law; God make you right a good man, and send God's blessing and mine.
Written in haste at Norwich the Thursday after Candlemass Day. By your mother Agnes Paston 15th century England: Right worhipful and my right especial lord, I beseech Almighty God send you as much joy and worship as ever had any of my lords your ancestors, and keep you and all yours.
Written at Norwich the iiij Sunday of Lent. Your servant to his power, John Paston 15th century England: Right worshipful and my most entirely beloved mother, in the most lowly manner I recommend me unto your good motherhood, beseeching you daily and nightly of your motherly blessing, ever-more desiring to hear of your welfare and prosperity, the which I pray God to continue and increase to your heart's desire; and if it liked your good motherhood to hear of me and how I do, at the making of this letter I was in good health of body, thanked be Jesu.
And Jesu for his great mercy save you. Written at London the Wednesday the iij day of January. By your humble daughter Elyzabeth Ponyngges 15th century England: Meekly beseecheth your highness your poor and true continual servant and orator John Paston the younger that it might please your good grace to call on-to your most discreet and notable remembrance that lateward,This is a compilation of openings and closings from medieval manuscripts to assist you in your letter-writing.
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