First we must rule out any proposal which assumes confusions of letters and abbreviations which are not attested for the particular tradition.
- Words are not only changed through confusion of single letters or abbreviations, but also through general resemblance or (a semi-voluntary change) through similarity of meaning.
With all the abbreviations; H.
K is still in use as an ordinary consonant, and not limited to a symbol for abbreviations as in the classical period.
In abbreviations, however, C remained as before in the value of G, as in the names Gaius and Gnaeus.
The town had no Punic coins, but under the Roman domination there were coins from the time of the Republic. These are of bronze and bear the name of the city in abbreviations, Hadr or HadrVM accompanying the head of Neptune or the Sun.
As abbreviations of a.a, a.a.a, a.a.a.a,..
The symbol K is still in ordinary use, and not merely used for abbreviations as in the classical age.
(d) Confusion of words through abbreviations is very common in ancient MSS., where they were much employed.
The summary of results might as well have been in a foreign language with the medical terminology, abbreviations and sprinkling of what seemed like random numbers.
It is hard to decide why Latin adopted the g-symbol with the value of k, a letter which it possessed originally but dropped, except in such stereotyped abbreviations as K.
The abbreviations used above refer to the following sources of information: M.D.
Sanskrit, such abbreviations are carried to an extreme; in most Greek MSS.
The evidence adduced from the Latin grammarians, and from abbreviations on Latin inscriptions like lubs for lubens, is not sufficient to establish the theory.