punctuation question

eghoffma at UMICH.EDU eghoffma at UMICH.EDU
Thu Mar 9 22:33:48 UTC 2006

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I think the idea of leaving space in 
between lines to indicate time will work best for my purposes. All the 

Quoting Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org>:

> SignWriting List
> March 9, 2006
>> On Mar 9, 2006, at 1:12 PM, eghoffma at UMICH.EDU wrote:
>>> I was looking over the available punctuation and was wondering -  
>>> is there any way to show that the pause between the end of one  
>>> sentence and the beginning of the next is shorter than is normal?  
>>> The utterance in question has the signer jumping back in very  
>>> quickly after ending a statement to clarify something he'd just  
>>> said. I guess a written English equivalent might be a dash? If  
>>> there's no SW symbol I can make note of it in some other way, but  
>>> I thought I'd ask...
> Here is some information about Time...the amount of space between two 
>  lines is showing the amount of Time...so a single Hyphen might be  
> best in your case above, or possibly parentheses, which are used in  
> spoken languages to discuss an afterthought...

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