4. Abbreviations (HB)
In response to some reviews suggesting an overuse of abbreviations, the following modifications have been made to the section on abbreviations in Manual3 and the mini-Manual.
As a general rule, words are to be written in full in discursive sections (Introductions, skald biographies, Context), but abbreviations used in Notes and bracketed information (i.e. giving regnal/death dates, ‘lit.’ etc. (e.g. ‘(d. 1066)’). Parentheses should be avoided where possible in discursive sections, but if used, discursive statements within parentheses should use expanded forms, unless in Notes.
The following minor exceptions are allowed anywhere, including discursive sections:
Allowed in Notes but not discursive sections (Introduction, Context):
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list - most abbreviations are allowed to stet in the Notes. See mini-Manual for further details. However, the following are common and sometimes cause confusion/ hypercorrection:
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