[sw-l] Detailed and Simplified Entries in Dictionaries

Bill Reese wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Sun Jun 19 20:35:11 UTC 2005


One of the purposes of the question was to explore the issue and 
determine if there are any areas that may need further symbols.   It's 
an exploratory process.


Valerie Sutton wrote:

> 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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