Guests can now post!

Welcome to Intelligent Answers.  As a guest, you are now able to post a question, subject to getting through our spam-bot filters.  However, if you want to answer any questions, you will need to register.  Thanks for visting!  (BTW - guests cannot post links, and if you post spam, we will block your IP and report you to every spam protection site we can find - we work hard to keep this site spam free for the benefit and enjoyment of our members!)

Author Topic: When did full stops and commas first get used in English?  (Read 941 times)

Offline P-Kasso2

  • Awaiting inspiration.
  • PK unique
  • University Councillor
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 55
  • -Receive: 164
  • Posts: 12325
  • Helpfulness: 214
  • January 2011 prize-quiz winner.
When did full stops and commas first get used in English?
« on: 27 November, 2017, 01:13:13 PM »
How old are full stops and commas?   Are they as old as squillions of aged Franciscan monks beavering way with their quill pens illustrating manuscripts in ice cold monasteries? Or are full stops and commas newfangled things?

And how about "quotation marks" for that matter?  When did they suddenly pop up on the scene?

Full stops....Commas....and Question Marks.  Is there anybody out there on IA old enough to remember when these handy little punctuation marks first became common in English?
"I live in hope"