What is the History of English Capitalization?
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What is the History of English Language Capitalization?
posted by freebird to writing & language (34 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have been Interested for some time in the Capitalization used in Older English Texts - I think of the style as fading into the "Modern" System sometime in the 1800s, but have No Idea if that is Accurate. Many "Improper" Nouns and even some Verbs are Capitalized, but it often Appears as though there is little System to it all but Individual Aesthetic. Is that the case? If not, what is the Underlying Method? When and Why did it change?
As a fairly representative Example, this Text