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    Kathleen
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    Good afternoon!

    I am working on a textbook in which musical sections are described with capital letters with prime and double prime symbols. For example, the form of a piece is described in print as

    AA'A'' or AA'BB'A''

    Is there a proper UEB prime symbol that can be doubled?
    Thanks,
    Kathleen

    #22742
    Kathleen
    Moderator

    UEB has symbols for prime and double prime. See Section 3.11 and 3.15. The prime symbols is dots 2356 and the double prime is 2356, 2356.

    Cindi

    #22743
    Kathleen
    Moderator

    Thanks, Cindi!

    #22744
    Kathleen
    Moderator

    Quick follow up question-
    is a grade 1 indicator necessary in an expression such as the ones I listed?

    Thanks!

    #22745
    claurent
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    The grade 1 indicator would only be required if the letter is standing alone. With the prime attached, they are no longer standing alone...so no, a grade 1 indicator would not be required.

    Cindi

    #22746
    claurent
    Moderator

    One more question about this, if I may!

    In the expression AA'BB'CC', I will use the capital word indicator before the first A. Does the prime sign terminate the capital indicator, therefore requiring me to repeat the cap word indicator after each prime symbol?

    Thanks Cindi!

    #22747
    claurent
    Moderator

    I would say that the prime qualifies as a nonalphabetic symbol and, according to UEB 8.4.2, that would terminate the capitalized word indicator.

    Cindi

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