[sw-l] Detailed and Simplified Entries in Dictionaries

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Jun 19 19:16:11 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
June 19, 2005

Bill Reese wrote:
....For instance, the following is an entry in an english dictionary  
for "pronunciation."   How could this be done in SignWriting?

Main Entry: pro·nun·ci·a·tion
Pronunciation: pr&-"n&n(t)-sE-'A-sh&n also ÷-"naun(t)-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pronunciacion, from Middle French  
prononciation, from Latin pronuntiation-, pronuntiatio, from pronuntiare
: the act or manner of pronouncing something
- pro·nun·ci·a·tion·al  /-shn&l, -sh&-n&l/ adjective


Bill - This is a great question!
Ha...I am new to this too...but for now, regarding the detailed and  
the simplified...examples are clear in this attachment...see number  
4..it is very very detailed...but in your entry above there are not  
only detailed and simplified spellings, but also a definition about  
the English word described in English, and we have the equivalent  
definitions written in ASL about ASL starting in SignBank now, thanks  
to Deaf contributor Adam Frost, who is writing the ASL definitions  
for us...so the layout style of the dictionary has to be determined  
by the editors of that dictioinary, and then create a standard  
throughout the book...SignBank is the closest we have to that idea  
right now...I can share some of this with you tomorrow - Thanks for  
your input... Val ;-)

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