Need Your Feedback...New SignSpelling Document Posted...

Bill Reese wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Tue Jan 20 03:08:38 UTC 2004

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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