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Thank you so much. This makes more sense than what I was trying to do.
You folks are really APPRECIATED.
Thanks, Cindi. I'll share this with our group.
Thank you. This helps. I'll pass it on.
For a literary book, please refer to EBAE, Appendix A. Use three asterisks, with spaces in between them, and centered on the braille line.
So sorry for the delay in responding - I didn't see the additional question posted.
I understand your rationale that it's clear that al is not being read as also-Qaeda, however that is making an assumption that the reader is familiar with the word. If this is a new word for the reader, they would have no way of knowing what is correct or not. Using the letter indicator takes away any potential doubt.
Since al is the short-form for also and short form words are used in contact with hyphens - technically the letter indicator should be used.
This week another question was raised about the same word al-Qaeda in the same book as described in July. We have not been using a letter sign before the al since it is connected to the word Qaeda by a hyphen and does not seem to be easily confused with the word also or the proper name Al, even when used at the beginning of a sentence. We have been using the EBAE 1994 and the Update 2007 Rule II 12.a(3)as well as the Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing Fifth Edition 2009 Lesson 12.2. The question was raised about whether or not to use the letter sign before the al after reviewing the Lesson 12 Drill #31 Sentence 11 which is worded: 11. We read about Haroun-al-Raschid in the Arabian Nights Tales. In this Drill, the letter sign is used before the al. We are confused. Have we been brailling this correctly without the letter sign?
Thank you for your assistance.
This is for Literary Braille.
The book is a novel. This is the first time it has come up in this book and we have searched through our instruction manual and EBAE. Our dictionary: (Merriam Webster's 10th edition Collegiate Dictionary)
Thank you. I meant to tell you this book is being transcribed for braille readers personal leisure reading.
I have been using the Literary Lesson manual 5th Edition, but have also consulted the EBAE/2007 Updates. I appreciate the assistance you have given me and your time.
I suppose my original take on this still stands. Again Thank You for your time & input.
edited by omh847 on 6/24/2013
OK, I'm trying again. I just tried to attach the page by using this form. I hope it comes through. If not, please send me an e-mail address I can use to send this attachment.
Before I can answer your question appropriately, I need to know if this is for a manuscript submittal or not. If not, then I need to know what type of book this appears in. Would it be possible for you to upload a copy of the actual print page?
Thank you very much. This made things much clearer for me. I will share this information with the other transcribers.