The punctus is a punctuation point that looks like today's period. Some punctuation marks that use the punctus are:

  • punctus elevatus

Consists of a point placed above the base line of text with a comma-type mark above it to indicate a pause

  • punctus flexus

A point with a carrot shaped mark above to indicate a pause

  • punctus interrogativus

The predecessor of today's question mark. This mark has a squiggle mark above a period to indicate the end of a question

  • punctus exclamativus

Like today's exclamation point

  • punctus versus

Looks much like today's semi-colon

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