16.8 Order of Punctuation Marks and Composition Signs [II.8]
Punctuation marks should be brailled in the order that they appear in print. Whenever
punctuation and composition signs occur together before a word, number, or letter, the
following order should be observed:
- Opening parenthesis or bracket
- Opening quotation mark
- Dash before opening foreign conversation
- Italic sign
- Opening Spanish question or exclamation mark
- Non-Latin letter indicator
- Print symbol indicator
- Dollar or section sign
- Number sign
- Letter sign
- Decimal sign
- Capital sign
- Accent sign
Practice brailling the following sentences.
- "When will you be back?" called his comrades as Poncho rode off in the general direction
of the border, and his reply was — ¿Quién sabe? —
- The circumference of a circle is equal to π x d.
- "Écoutez bien," said Professor Moreau, as he launched into his lecture.
- He was extremely proud of his former connection with the FBI ("G-men are the world's
greatest detectives," he was fond of saying).
- "Geh!" she said. "Mach schnell!"
- During his senior year at college ('90-91) he lived in the ΠΚΑ house.
- In music, diminuendo means to play softer by degrees.
- ∆ΕΛΦΟΙ (Delphi) was called the navel of the earth.
- Goody Thatcher hoped to see her grandchildren become "polished stons" in the church.
"Them i do hertili inbrace," she wrote.
- The Greek letters O and Ω are pronounced the same.
Prepare the following sentences for submission to the instructor.
- "Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feeling as to sight? or art thou but a dagger of the
mind, a false creation, proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain?" —Macbeth
- He had just returned to the café after his tête-à-tête with his fiancée.
- The new government came into power through a coup d'état but masquerades behind a
façade of democracy.
- The dénouement of the plot began when the professor crashed the party clad in tuxedo and
black suède shoes and wearing a boutonnière of lilies of the valley.
- "Merci beaucoup," said Jacques as I handed him the prize.
- As the victorious French troops reëntered the city, the crowd triumphantly and
spontaneously broke into the Marseillaise: "Allons, enfants de la patrie! Le jour de gloire
est arrivé! . . ."
- France was represented at Versailles by Georges Clemenceau.
- The sign ΚΙΝ∆ΥΝΟΣ alerted us to the dangers of driving in the Greek mountains.
- Jeanne d'Arc was known as the "Maid of Orléans."
- I said, this restaurant serves all meals table d'hôte, not à la carte.
- The note began very formally, "Sehr geehrtes Fräulein Mary Smith: . . ."
- —¡Qué bonita!— exclaimed the handsome young gaucho as he doffed his sombrero to the
- The pin on his lapel proudly proclaimed his affiliation with ΣΧ.
- “ '69!” he said emphatically, “that was the year I was born!”
- The first half of Julia's program closed with Chopin's Étude in E Major.
- The memory of her insult still rankled in his mind ("gros cochon" she had called him).
- The motto of the United States is “E pluribus unum.”
- "The situation has been getting rather unhealthy," Filatov told the mass-circulation weekly
Argumenty i Fakty.
- Papa's favorite supper dish was pasta with beans, Pasta e Fagioli.
- I came home from our trip with German marks, French centimes, and Spanish pesos.
- "Schmidt," she said. "Tomorrow Sunday ist. Der mass in Piedras iss nine by der clock."
- Serous otitis media is a medical term for fluid in the ear.
- Winthrop considered his colony to be a model to others; "Wee must Consider that wee shall
be as a Citye upon a hill."
- The priest said he hoped Father hadn't had a faithectomy, since he hasn't seen him in church