Majuscules and minuscules

Mark Mandel Mark.A.Mandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 19 04:03:39 UTC 2009

I just remembered another, facepalm! Egyptian hieroglyphics enclosed
personal names in a cartouche, an outline frame of a particular shape. ISTR
this being a key clue in the decipherment of hieroglyphics. Persons only,
not other names we would consider proper nouns.

m a m

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> Thanks, Mark, and especially for replying to my facetious
> questions.  And forgive me for feeble humor below.  It's my way of
> relieving the tension arising from reading second proofs of a journal
> article of mine.

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