1.5. Wiring for sound of the ligatures

The signs used for writing ligatures have preserved their sound value: they were mutually connected with the preposition на[na] (equivalent to the English prepositions on, at,), if written one on or one above the other, as in the example (readed from right to left):

Usually the ligatures were written at the beginning of the word, and the word was ended by adding 1 or 2 syllabic signs.  In some cases two successive words can be connected with a ligature, which makes the process of the division of words additionally difficult in a continuously written text.  Most frequently 2 to 3 signs were used in a ligature.