----- Original Message -----
From: Malcolm Austen
Sent: 29 September 2002 09:47
Subject: [SoG] verso to recto
On Sun, 29 Sep 2002, Hugh Watkins wrote:
+ a folio http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=folio&r=67
+ Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, ablative of folium
+ Date: 15th century
+ It has a number
+ and a verso or front
+ and a recto or backside which is easy to remember (pointing over my
+ shoulder to get a cheap laugh)
Oh, no, No, NO Hugh!
Recto is the front, easy peesy to remember:
Recto is the Right side (of an open book)
Verso is the reVerse side
+ folio one has two pages verso is page one and recto is page two
+ then folio two verso is there recto is four . .
With 'conventional' numbering, recto pages have odd numbers and verso
pages have even numbers.
a little knowledge is a danger and my Latin is worn thin after 52 years
Lets hope our guest forget that bit
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