[nabs-l] A grammar question

Jedi loneblindjedi at samobile.net
Tue Jun 2 22:17:08 UTC 2009


It seems to me that if Braille is a noun, then it's capitalized whether 
or not you're referring to the person or the system. If it's a verb 
such as to braille a document, than it is not.

Respectfully,
Jedi


Original message:

> Yes.

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> Hello all,

> I was wondering, when refering to Braille the person, the name Brallie is
> capitalized, but what about when we are talking about braille in the context
> of the reading/writing system? For example, in the sentence "I don't read
> bralle." should the word braille be capitalized?

> Just wondering,
> Jim



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