Grammar and SignWriting Lanes

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon May 14 13:26:16 UTC 2007

Very good.  I sort of disproved my own objection, but at the same time showed that it is very useful to show both ASL grammar and English grammar in comparison, which will help ASL primary users to understand the differences, if it can be explained in ASL as well as in English.

Stuart Thiessen <sw at> wrote: Just to show what I was referring to about adapting horizontal  
writing systems to fit our vertical system. Here is an example using  
Charles' example sentence:


On May 13, 2007, at 9:38, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> Charles Butler wrote:
>> Here is an example of teaching comparative grammar using both  
>> lanes and horizontal writing.  It takes up a large graphic, but  
>> for a classroom example of a classic nursery rhyme it may help to  
>> show how SW differs in production, grammar, and placement of  
>> subjects, verbs, objects, and their relation to one another.  It  
>> also shows, for me, how SEE and ASL differ.
> This is a very interesting diagram, Charles! Thank you for posting  
> it - Val ;-)

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