[nabs-l] A grammar question

Bill cassonw at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 15:26:00 UTC 2009


It would seem to me to always be capitalized as a noun because it is a
proper name refering to the name of a person and a system.
Bill

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 11:04 PM, Sarah Alawami <marrie12 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hmm I've seen braille in a sentence  when refering to the code not
> capitalized. I've not thought of this question before.
>
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> 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
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> > Yes.
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> > Hello all,
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> > 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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