Hello guys,I heartily agree! I can't tell you how I cringe every time I have to leave back seat as one word, because the publisher/printer/author wanted it that way, and it has become acceptable. Young adult novels create these horrifying compound words it seems more often than books written for adults. What is the world coming to? Laugh, Laugh!
Peace, Mayrie At 06:47 PM 9/16/2007, you wrote:
Yes, the use of language has degenerated considerably since we were young. <grin>Evan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 6:40 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: removing hyphens at the end of a lineYes, that makes sense. But when I validate a book, I usually have the print book, so I make it match. More modern books make compound words where older books hyphenated. I suppose it wold be easier on our reading members if I used common compound words instead of the hyphenated words, but we're supposed to be as true to the book as possible, and I figure the individual reader can eliminate what they don't want. :-)I find it rather interesting to see the changes that have occurred in our written language over the decades, stylistically as well as word use. One of the books I'm working on makes compound words out of normally separate words to an extent I've never seen before. Cindy P.S. Thanks for letting me know that's an optional hyphen. I have that choice in my replace and will be able to eliminate it and save myself some time. --- Jamie Yates <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Grandma Cindy, that hyphen with the little line on it, is that "optional" hyphen is what I call it. It's the one that was in the Best-Kept Secret book that I scanned and was causing the funny problem for the validator. For me it happens in the OCR process, where in the print book there really is a hyphen, but when it is scanned and OCR'd, the OCR program says I know there is a hyphen in print, but when I OCR it, there doesn't HAVE to be a hyphen unless you're trying to match print. Once in a while it places this optional hyphen where there really should be one, like if there was the word phrase soon-to-be but "be" was bumped to the next line, rather than the word bumblebee where it would be bumble-bee with "bee" bumped to the next line. So sometimes you can put nothing in for the optional hyphen and sometimes you need to put in a real hyphen. Does that make sense? Jamie in Michigan Currently Reading - Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Fatherï¿½s Murder of His Too-American Daughter - Ellen Harris____________________________________________________________________________________Moody friends. Drama queens. Your life? Nope! - their life, your story. Play Sims Stories at Yahoo! Games.http://sims.yahoo.com/ To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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