Accented letters in Latin

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    Janice L. Carroll

    I am working on latin exam.  There are macrons above the accented vowels.  I am using Duxbury and it latin style and when translated it puts dots 456 before each accented vowels.

    In the BANA Guidelines I am using Method 3.

    My question is: are dots 456 correct and if not what do I use?


    Good morning,

    Since there are currently no published guidelines on Latin, NBA is recommending that transcribers use the UEB modifier (UEB 4.2) for "macron above following letter" ⠈⠤ (dots 4, 36). In addition, we are  recommending that the Latin text be uncontracted and all punctuation signs be in UEB.

    Here is an example from the Winter 2016 Bulletin article on Latin. I have underlined the macron symbol in the braille:

    Scintilla est fēmina Rōmāna; in casā labōrat.

    ⠉⠁⠎⠈⠤⠁ ⠇⠁⠃⠈⠤⠕⠗⠁⠞⠲⠀

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.


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