Stand alone suffixes, prefixes, word parts.

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    David Nenzoski

    Hello, I am curious about when you are allowed, and which contractions you are allowed, to use when an activity uses word parts such as -ed or -ing. There is an example of these types of things in BF 5.3.3 but that is talking about fonts. In the example shown, why couldn't you use the "ance" contraction as it contains upper dots?


    Hello David,

    Per the Rules of Unified English Braille and the "Standing Alone" rule 2.6.1: A letter or letters-sequence is considered to be "standing alone" if it is preceded and followed by a space, a hyphen or a dash. In the example in Braille Formats 5.3.3 the ance is preceded by a hyphen and followed by a space.  Because "ance" is a final letter groupsign, it may only be used  when the letters it represents follow a letter, a contraction, a modified letter or a ligatured letter. Hope this helps. 🙂

    Jana Hertz

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