[LMB] punctuation

Nancy L Barber nlbarber at alumni.emory.edu
Tue Jul 23 05:27:44 BST 2019


> On Jul 22, 2019, at 11:16 PM, M R Dolbear fm <little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm> wrote:
> 
>> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019, at 02:47, Lois Bujold wrote:
>> ... is e-book still hyphenated?  Or is it ebook now, along with epub?  
> 
>> (But not e-edition, for obvious reasons.)
>> 
>> Puzzling, L.-- 
> 
> "ebook" seems to be winning but that doesn't mean the other variant is wrong.

Google's Ngram viewer showed e-book well ahead but declining sharply as of 2008, which seems to be the latest year it can do the graph for:
https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=ebook%2Ce-book&year_start=1800&year_end=2019&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cebook%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ce%20-%20book%3B%2Cc0

  Nancy


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