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Carolingian Minuscule

Carolingian Minuscule is a version of the Latin alphabet derived from the Roman half uncial and insular scripts. Is was developed by Benedicitine monks at Corbie Abbey in France in about 780 AD. It was used in the Holy Roman Empire until about 1200.

Carolingian Minuscule alphabet

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Sample texts

Sample text in Carolingian Minuscule

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolingian_minuscule

Sample text in Carolingian Minuscule

Transliteration

Omnes homines dignitate et iure liberi et pares nascuntur, rationis et conscientiae participes sunt, quibus inter se concordiae studio est agendum.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Carolingian Minuscule
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolingian_minuscule
http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/scripts/history5.htm
http://carolinenetwork.weebly.com/
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/yorkdoom/palweb/week10/palwk10d.htm

Other versions of the Latin alphabet

Archaic Latin alphabet, Basque-style lettering, Carolingian Minuscule, Classical Latin alphabet, Fraktur, Gaelic script, Merovingian, Modern Latin alphabet, Roman Cursive, Rustic Captials, Old English, Sütterlin, Visigothic Script


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