|Customary name:||syllabic punctuation, separator|
|Represents:||syllable structure, word border|
Variants and attestation
For detailed information on word separation and syllabic punctuation, see Script. Only rows of dots (, , most often ) function as word separators (the presence of separators in PU-1 being highly dubious). Word separation by punct is only attested in Sanzeno context. See also space. Word separators with more than three dots are unattested; is used in TIR to represent grid lines consisting of any number of small elements.
Single (mostly short) lines (together with single dots) are reserved for syllabic punctuation. Such short lines situated in the upper and lower area of the line rather than in the middle are found almost exclusively in the area of Verona. Note that puncts inscribed into letters are treated as parts of ligatures, and do not enter into the above statistic (Lpunct, Mpunct, Rpunct).