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

Grafemos <f> netektis Lietuvos fpaudiniuose
Loss of the grapheme <f> 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 <f> in print began to spread throughout Europe.

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