4.5d Word division.

When dividing words at the end of a line, caution must be taken to ensure that the word is properly divided between syllables, even if this means sacrificing a contraction. Therefore, Andrew is divided An-drew, not (And)-rew, and forum is divided fo-rum, not (for)-um. (In these examples braille contractions are shown enclosed in parentheses.)

A good dictionary includes the etymology of each word, thus indicating prefixes and suffixes, which can be helpful when trying to decide whether a contraction should or should not be used in braille. The Typical and Problem Words list in Appendix C at the back of this book is also a helpful tool. It lists over 2,500 words showing proper syllable division and contraction usage. An even more comprehensive source is the Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary (compiled and edited by Alan J. Koenig and M. Cay Holbrook, ISBN 0-9634229-7-9, SCALARS Publishing, P.O. Box 382834, Germantown, TN, 38183-2824, 1-901-737-0001. www.scalarspublishing.com).

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