[sw-l] Use of symbols in Sign Bank

Kimberley A. Shaw kshaw at WELLESLEY.EDU
Thu Jun 23 16:40:35 UTC 2005

Hi all:
that sounds exactly the same method we use in libraries. After all, the
invention of the Library of Congress call-number system predated
videotapes by about 60 years, but we have since been able to find room to
put in many, many new items in the same already-fixed call-number scheme!
Kim from Boston

sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 10:56 AM -0500
>SignWriting List
>June 23, 2005
>On Jun 22, 2005, at 6:37 AM, Charles Butler wrote:
>This brings up a point.  If we have a set "order" for the SSS, what
>happens when a new handshape, by logic, really ought to be put
>"between" two other signs that are already in the system, like the
>"Shaddai" sign?  If the SSS is to be logical, we'd need to renumber
>the signs constantly any time a new handshape is found that fits
>between two handshapes already in the catalogue, like this particular
>handshape, the 01-005-18a, rather than as 01-005-51, which shows
>order of discovery, not logical placement.
>We do not have to re-number anything, Charles. We already worked out
>a way to take care of new symbols. It is called a Variation Number,
>and that is the way we squeeze symbols in-between each other, is by
>maing them another variation...Val ;-)

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