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Abbreviationes™ is designed for use in both learning and teaching medieval Latin paleography. Abbreviationes™ is also a highly useful reference and research tool.

Abbreviationes™ as a learning tool

Students of medieval Latin paleography will find Abbreviationes™ a valuable learning tool. With Abbreviationes™, it is easy to look up all the different abbreviations for a given word. In this way, students will quickly become familiar with the various techniques used in abbreviation.

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Abbreviationes™ as a teaching tool

Academic professionals will find Abbreviationes™ an effective teaching tool in their lectures and seminars on medieval Latin paleography. In reading exercises with students, Abbreviationes™ can be used quickly and conveniently to display variant abbreviations of a given word, thus broadening and enhancing students’ awareness of the various techniques used in abbreviation. Abbreviationes™ paves the way for a more interactive and independent approach to learning and teaching.

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Abbreviationes™ as a reference tool

Both beginners and experienced scholars will find Abbreviationes™ an invaluable reference tool. If you already are an expert in medieval Latin paleography, you will probably have a good idea of what a given abbreviation stands for. However, this intuitive knowledge can sometimes be misleading. Abbreviationes™ is a practical way of corroborating your reading while quickly checking for possible alternatives. As a novice, you may have problems recognizing the letters of a given abbreviation. Because Abbreviationes™ is so very fast, it allows for a trial-and-error approach to deciphering a given abbreviation. And thanks to Abbreviationes™ fuzzy expert system, even an incomplete or inaccurate query will still lead you to the correct entry.

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Abbreviationes™ as a research tool

Scholars will also appreciate Abbreviationes™ as a research tool. With Abbreviationes™, you can search how a specific abbreviation mark was used during a given period or by an individual writer. You may, for instance, wish to find out how and when Albert the Great used the round r (r rotunda). A search on Abbreviationes™ will tell you that Albert the Great used the round r in conjunction with the letters b, d, o, p, as well as with the abbreviation mark 9, and that the round r is most often found in combination with the letter o.

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