Need Your Feedback...New SignSpelling Document Posted...
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Jan 20 16:34:36 UTC 2004
January 20, 2004
Dear SW List, and Bill!
Thanks so much for this feedback, Bill. You ask good questions, which
need to be answered and diagrammed, so I will re-think how to explain
all this and when the new diagrams are ready, I will post them...This
is a great help! Val ;-)
On Jan 19, 2004, at 7:08 PM, Bill Reese wrote:
> The things you quote me on.... :-)
> I like the comparisons with spoken language dictionaries. On Page 4
> you talk about Sign-Syllables and also "clusters" of signs. Are these
> clusters the same as the syllables? Also, in the description of the
> Sign-Symbol-Sequence, you mention "visual unit." Is this the complete
> "sign", which, communicates a concept? The second paragraph of
> Sign-Symbol-Sequence looked difficult to write. Some of my
> confusion with it seems to be from not understanding what a visual
> unit is. Also, some spoken languages are written right to left or
> top to bottom or bottom to top, yet that is with the complete "word"
> or "character" - which I'm assuming to be the same as a "sign".
> Within each word or character, some spoken languages aren't written in
> a linear sequence.
> Valerie Sutton wrote:
> SignWriting List
> January 18, 2004
> Dear SW List Members:
> I am happy to announce a new posting:
> SignSpelling Guidelines 2004
> This is an improved version of an older document. I posted half of it a
> few days ago, but now there are 20 pages in this new PDF document.
> Thanks to Ingvild, and others on the SignWriting List, we had a long
> discussion about SignSpellings in SignBank. I have taken Ingvild's
> advice, and have simplified the spellings so that they always look-up
> by handshape...So now I am asking for your feedback again...I hope at
> least a few of you can download the document and read it and then
> report to the List what you think...
> Bill Reese's wonderful comment about pronunciation markers is still in
> there - Thank you Bill!!
> And I have for the first time, described the difference between a
> SignSpelling (SS) and the Sign-Symbol-Sequence (SSS), which are two
> different things...
> So please download and get back to us - Many thanks for your
> feedback... Val ;-)
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