1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading eBook

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  10. By whom used?
  The ancient Greeks.

  11. What is the Numerical value of F?
  40 in some of the Ancient notations; 80 in the Arabian; and 10,000
          in the Armenian.

  12. What is the Numerical value of G?
  400.

  13. By whom used?
  The Latins.

  14. What is the Numerical value of H?
  100 in the Greek notation; and 200 in the Latin.

  15. What is the Numerical value of I?
  1 in the Roman notation; and 100 in some of the Ancient notations.

  16. What is the Numerical value of K?
  20 in the Greek notation; and 60 in the Semitic.

  17. Give the Numerical values of L.
  50 in Roman, and 30 in Semitic notation.

  18. What are the Numerical values of M?
  As a Roman numeral, 1,000; Greek and Hebrew, 40.

  19. What is the value of N as a Numeral?
  In the Greek notation, 50; Roman, 90; and by some other, 900.

  20. What is the Numerical value of O?
  70 in the Greek; and 11 in the Ancient Latins.

  21. What is the Numerical value of P?
  In the Greek notation, 5; in the Latin, 80; and in the Roman, by
          some authors, 7, by one, 100, and by still another, 400.

  22. As a Numeral, what is the value of Q?
  500.

  23. By whom used?
  Several of the Ancient Nations of Europe.

  24. What is the Numerical value of R?
  80

  25. By whom used?
  The ancient Romans.

  26. What is the Numerical value of S?
  7

  27. By whom used?
  The Ancients.

  28. Give the values of T as a Numeral.
  300 in the Greek notation; in the Latin, 160.

  29. What is the Numerical value of V?
  5 in the Roman notation.

  30. What are the values of X as a Numeral?
  In the Roman, 10; in the Greek, 60.

  31. What are the Numerical values of Z?
  7 in the Greek notation; and 2,000 in the Roman.

  32. Why have J, U, W, and Y no Numerical values?
  Because they have been introduced into the Alphabet since the
          Science of Arithmetical Notation was invented.

  33. What effect does it have on the value of a letter to draw a
          line above it?

  In most cases it increases its value a thousand times.

  34. Is a line ever drawn beneath a letter for the same purpose?
  In some instances it is.

  35. What effect does it have on a letter as a numeral to repeat
          it?

  Repeats its value as often as it is repeated.

CAPITALS AND ITALICS.

  1. What is a Capital letter?
  A large letter.

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