Talk:History of the Latin script

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"non-cited" label[edit]

I believe that someone with reasonable authority should remove the "non-cited" label on this article; this is due to the fact that the Latin alphabet is thousands of years old and is therefore impossible to label as coming from one source or another. Moo-Cow(aka FlamingLawyer) 21:38, 19 November 2007 (UTC)


The paragraph starting "An attempt by the emperor Claudius to introduce three additional letters was short-lived, but after the conquest of Greece in the first century BC the letters Y and Z were.... " does not make sense: the emperor Claudius lived in the 1st century AD, and the Romans conquered Greece in the Macedonian wars which were complete in about 150BC. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:39, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Needs a tag[edit]

This page is dreadful as it skips a lot, it reads badly, focuses on phonetics at the beginning and then on solely on j and w, and jumps from carolingian minuscule to printing without a word about copperplate writing (or as retarded people call it "joinedie-uppy"), nor a mention about þ, ð and long esse or ligatures. Additionally, it has no real references at present, one of which was pitiful (quoting an news article about Latin? The appendix of any latin dictionary would have been 10 times better). I gave it some fixes and hopefully I will find time to do more and add an image regarding the writing hands and how letters changed... for now though I believe it should have a uncited tag though (I hate them but this is needed). --Squidonius (talk) 21:54, 21 April 2010 (UTC)