History Main / NoPunctuationPeriod

20th Oct '16 8:58:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[TheyJustDidntCare They genuinely]] ''[[TheyJustDidntCare do not care.]]''

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** [[TheyJustDidntCare [[CreatorsApathy They genuinely]] ''[[TheyJustDidntCare genuinely do not care.]]'']]
5th Aug '16 8:49:36 AM gemmabeta2
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** Also with Classical Chinese, where punctuation is never used. This has led to a very fun type of exam question where the student is presented with a block of text and has to add the punctuation (made easier by the fact that Classical Chinese is written in a highly rhythmic and formalized style, finding the places to pause tend to come naturally after one reads the passages a few dozen times).

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** Also with Classical Chinese, where punctuation is never used. This has led to a very fun type of exam question where the student is presented with a block of text and has to add the punctuation (made easier by the fact that Classical Chinese there are certain words that essentially serve as spoken punctuation, and it is written in a highly rhythmic and formalized style, finding the places to pause tend to come naturally after one reads the passages a few dozen times).
31st Jul '16 12:45:28 PM nombretomado
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* A rather unusual characteristic of comic books from UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} and forward, particularly those from {{DC|Comics}} (although [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/01/28/comic-book-legends-revealed-245/ Marvel got in its share in 1971]]), is a complete lack of any punctuation other than exclamation points and question marks. In the beginning it was because the low-quality paper stock would render any small marks, like periods or commas, invisible or illegible. As it stands, the omission of periods and the use of all caps is a stylistic choice, not practiced by all letterers. The dialog is instead structured by comic's own unique punctuation mark, the speech balloon, which provides flow and rhythm via spacial placement, as well as other tone information.

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* A rather unusual characteristic of comic books from UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} and forward, particularly those from {{DC|Comics}} Creator/{{DC|Comics}} (although [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/01/28/comic-book-legends-revealed-245/ Marvel got in its share in 1971]]), is a complete lack of any punctuation other than exclamation points and question marks. In the beginning it was because the low-quality paper stock would render any small marks, like periods or commas, invisible or illegible. As it stands, the omission of periods and the use of all caps is a stylistic choice, not practiced by all letterers. The dialog is instead structured by comic's own unique punctuation mark, the speech balloon, which provides flow and rhythm via spacial placement, as well as other tone information.
5th May '16 10:36:44 PM Kadorhal
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* Given that periods are not required in written Japanese, a lot of scanlations are prone to this. Or else! They will end every sentence the same way! With an exclamation mark! Even when it makes no sense! And when it reduces the impact of sentences that had an exclamation mark in Japanese!

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* Given that periods are not required in written Japanese, a lot of scanlations are prone to this. Or else! They will end every sentence the same way! With Usually with an exclamation mark! Even when it makes no sense! And when it reduces the impact of sentences that actually had an exclamation mark in Japanese!
29th Feb '16 3:13:30 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Wonderful Town'', a character has to take an emergency pause for breath while reading an enormous run-on sentence in one of the [[StylisticSuck deliberately ridiculous]] [[ShowWithinAShow Plays Within The Play]].

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* In ''Wonderful Town'', a character ''Theatre/WonderfulTown'', Baker has to take an emergency pause for breath while reading an enormous run-on sentence in one of the [[StylisticSuck deliberately ridiculous]] [[ShowWithinAShow Plays Within The Play]].
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7th Jan '16 9:01:49 AM LordInsane
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** While it is not ''explicitly'' stated that the source text lacked punctuation, the backstory of the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' features a disagreement between translators over where punctuation should go in a prophetic text (and therefore where two sentences would end and begin), heavily implying this. This turns out to be rather important, as while there's no indication the prophecy actually told the future, one of the adherents of putting the punctuation earlier decided to ''make'' that interpretation come true.
26th Dec '15 9:04:15 PM nombretomado
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* A rather unusual characteristic of comic books from {{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} and forward, particularly those from {{DC|Comics}} (although [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/01/28/comic-book-legends-revealed-245/ Marvel got in its share in 1971]]), is a complete lack of any punctuation other than exclamation points and question marks. In the beginning it was because the low-quality paper stock would render any small marks, like periods or commas, invisible or illegible. As it stands, the omission of periods and the use of all caps is a stylistic choice, not practiced by all letterers. The dialog is instead structured by comic's own unique punctuation mark, the speech balloon, which provides flow and rhythm via spacial placement, as well as other tone information.

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* A rather unusual characteristic of comic books from {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} and forward, particularly those from {{DC|Comics}} (although [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/01/28/comic-book-legends-revealed-245/ Marvel got in its share in 1971]]), is a complete lack of any punctuation other than exclamation points and question marks. In the beginning it was because the low-quality paper stock would render any small marks, like periods or commas, invisible or illegible. As it stands, the omission of periods and the use of all caps is a stylistic choice, not practiced by all letterers. The dialog is instead structured by comic's own unique punctuation mark, the speech balloon, which provides flow and rhythm via spacial placement, as well as other tone information.
12th Sep '15 11:47:15 PM nombretomado
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* The fiction of Portuguese novelist José Saramago features only periods and commas, and nothing more. Furthermore, there's no indication of dialogue or who's talking what, except that each piece of dialogue starts with capital letters, just as if it was written normally. Finally, his paragraphs extend over pages. Sweden awarded him the NobelPrizeInLiterature.

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* The fiction of Portuguese novelist José Saramago features only periods and commas, and nothing more. Furthermore, there's no indication of dialogue or who's talking what, except that each piece of dialogue starts with capital letters, just as if it was written normally. Finally, his paragraphs extend over pages. Sweden awarded him the NobelPrizeInLiterature.UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature.
26th Apr '15 6:31:37 AM Lyendith
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** In fact, originally punctuation didn't even ''exist'' in Japanese (it was imported in the early 20th century). In ''bungo'', the old form of written Japanese, the form of the verb differed depending on its position in the sentence. If it determined a following noun, it was in ''rentaikei'' (the cat sleeping here > koko de ''nuru'' neko); if it ended the sentence, it was in ''shūshikei'' (the cat sleeps here > neko ha koko de ''nu''). However, bungo fell out of use at the turn of the 20th century because of its increasingly absurd divergence with spoken Japanese − imagine 1890 Brith people speaking more or less in modern English but still writing like Shakespeare. Since modern Japanese no longer has that distinction, punctuation may have been a way to compensate.

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** In fact, originally punctuation didn't even ''exist'' in Japanese (it was imported in the early 20th century). In ''bungo'', the old form of written Japanese, the form of the verb differed depending on its position in the sentence. If it determined a following noun, it was in ''rentaikei'' (the cat sleeping here > koko de ''nuru'' neko); if it ended the sentence, it was in ''shūshikei'' (the cat sleeps here > neko ha koko de ''nu''). However, bungo fell out of use at the turn of the 20th century because of its increasingly absurd divergence with spoken Japanese − imagine 1890 Brith British people speaking more or less in modern English but still writing like Shakespeare. Since modern Japanese no longer has that distinction, punctuation may have been a way to compensate.
26th Apr '15 6:23:38 AM Lyendith
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** In fact, originally punctuation didn't even ''exist'' in Japanese (it was imported in the early 20th century). In ''bungo'', the old form of written Japanese, the form of the verb differed depending on its position in the sentence. If it determined a following noun, it was in ''rentaikei'' (the cat sleeping here > koko de ''nuru'' neko); if it ended the sentence, it was in ''shūshikei'' (the cat sleeps here > neko ha koko de ''nu'').

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** In fact, originally punctuation didn't even ''exist'' in Japanese (it was imported in the early 20th century). In ''bungo'', the old form of written Japanese, the form of the verb differed depending on its position in the sentence. If it determined a following noun, it was in ''rentaikei'' (the cat sleeping here > koko de ''nuru'' neko); if it ended the sentence, it was in ''shūshikei'' (the cat sleeps here > neko ha koko de ''nu''). However, bungo fell out of use at the turn of the 20th century because of its increasingly absurd divergence with spoken Japanese − imagine 1890 Brith people speaking more or less in modern English but still writing like Shakespeare. Since modern Japanese no longer has that distinction, punctuation may have been a way to compensate.
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