Loss of the grapheme <f> in prints of Lithuanian Cover Image

Grafemos netektis Lietuvos fpaudiniuose
Loss of the grapheme in prints of Lithuanian

Author(s): Giedrius Subačius
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Lithuanian Literature, 18th Century, 19th Century
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: Grphemes; Old Lithuanian prints; 18th century; Francois-Ambroise Didot;

Summary/Abstract: In 1778 the Italian printer Giambatista Bodoni (1740-1813) printed La Faustina, a book, which was composed without the long letter <µ> for the first time in his press. In 1781 the newly cut fonts by the French printer Francois-Ambroise Didot did not include that grapheme either. This way in the last two decades of the eighteenth century the fashion to stop using the letter in print began to spread throughout Europe.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 239-263
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Lithuanian