Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tironian Notes Resource

I would like to draw your attention to Martin Hellmann's outstanding
web-based resource for the verification and deciphering of Early Medieval
Shorthand, a.k.a. Tironian Notes.  His "supertextus notarum tironianarum" is
a magnificent achievement, and one constantly being enriched to our enormous
benefit.  Please find it, as below, via
 
http://www.martinellus.de
 Martin Hellmann's deep understanding and years' of thoughtful and creative
toil on this wonderful instrument have made an enormous difference to my own
meager but needful progress with Notae.  A favorite turn of Lupus of
Ferrières, which Heiric of Auxerre constantly rewrites in the margins of
Lupus's letters in Notae, is "gratias habeo et ago."  My sentiment exactly,
and I expect that Heiric would approvingly rewrite and endorse that
sentiment in this case, too, as specifically and very sincerely directed to
Martin Hellmann.

1 comment:

Grafiker said...

Thank you for the link about tironian notes. I would like to add Tironische Noten to the discussion. The article is in german. But the pictures may speak for themself. You can find a few examples and explanations how the system of notes is structured.
Best regards from Germany

Ben