June 25, 2010

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Nombre // Name // Nome 
Español: Et
English: Ampersand 
Français: L'esperluette 

Significado 
Español: "y por sí mismo"
English: "and per se, and" 
Français: "celle-ci" 

Orígen 
Español: Deriva de la conjunción copulativa latina "et", que significa "y".
English: Comes from the ligature of the letters in "et", latin for "and". 
Français: Résulte de la ligature du "e" et du "t" à latin. 


Este símbolo es conocido por su nombre en inglés: "ampersand". Proveniente, a su vez, de la expresión "and per se and", es decir «y por sí mismo, y», usada como parte de la retahíla* para la memorización del alfabeto.
Deriva del latín, de donde el signo pasó a diversos idiomas, incluido el español. Su uso en nuestra lengua es superfluo, pues no resulta económico (a diferencia de otros idiomas) ya que la conjunción copulativa "y" tiene una grafía más breve y sencilla. En textos españoles antiguos es frecuente encontrarlo empleado en la expresión latina adoptada "et cetera". The word "ampersand" is a conflation of the phrase "and per se and", meaning "and [the symbol which] by itself [is] and". The Scots and Scottish English name for & is epershand, derived from "et per se and", with the same meaning. Traditionally, in English-speaking schools when reciting the alphabet, any letter that could also be used as a word in itself ("A," "I," and, at one point, "O") was preceded by the Latin expression "per se" (Latin for "by itself").






El signo en sí es una ligadura**. Fue usado en el antiguo Imperio Romano, y su uso data del primer siglo DC. Se adjudica su invención a Marcus Tullius Tiro, secretario del gran orador romano Cicerón, para poder registrar los discursos y la correspondencia dictada por este último. Tiro, que era un esclavo liberto, inventó varias formas de acelerar la escritura, siendo por ello considerado el padre de la Taquigrafía. En la Edad Media o en los primeros tiempos de la imprenta el uso de ligaduras era muy común, en este caso por la economía de espacio, cuando la materia prima —pergamino o papel— añadía mucho al precio de los libros. The symbol is a ligature** of the letters in "et", latin for "and". It was used in the ancient Roman Empire around the century I AC. It is adjudicated to Marcus Tullius Tiro, Ciceron's secretary, in order to write the speaches and letters given by him. Tiro (who was a liberated slave) invented many ways to speed up the writting, and he is considered the father of the Shorthand. In the middle age (or the firsts days of the printer usage) the ligatures were very common because they were up to save space when the materials used for books (such as paper or pergamins) had an important impact on price.


*retahíla: Serie de muchas cosas que están, suceden o se mencionan por su orden. (rae.es)
**ligadura: combinación de diseño de dos letras en un único grafema, usado primero para aumentar la velocidad de la escritura manual (wikipedia)
**ligature: combination of two or more graphemes that are joined as a single glyph (wikipedia)


Fuentes // Source:
Wikipedia - & (Español)
Wikipedia - Ampersand (English)
Wikipedia - Esperluette (Français)
Editado por @fonchobaggins // Edited and adapted by @fonchobaggins





...thanks Wikipedia to contribute with my wisdom :P






i also found a very interesting article about the ampersand in Adobe's website. Click here to check it!
you may find this around: & ...this happens when writing the ampersand in the html code... :-/

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