16.7b Questions and exclamations in Spanish. [App.B.3]

In Spanish a question is enclosed in question marks, the first one inverted and placed at the beginning of the question. In braille, both the opening and closing question marks are represented by dots 2-6, different from the English question mark. Similarly, Spanish exclamations begin with an inverted exclamation mark. The exclamation marks are represented by dots 2-3-5—just as in English braille. Spanish punctuation marks must be explained on a special symbols page (to be studied later). Examples:

¿Es éste el camino a Puebla?

— ¡Es demasiado! — Ana shouted.

• Note that the italic indicator is placed before the opening punctuation—but following the opening dash.