slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Wed Feb 24 16:12:42 UTC 2010
Just to clarify.
The ISWA has 7 categories. Your example of fast uses category 5
(SymbolGroup 28 : dynamics).
Category 7 (SymbolGroup 30: Advanced Sorting) is different and the topic
Categories 1 thru 5 (SymbolGroups 1 thru 28) are the writing symbols.
Only writing symbols are allowed in the spelling of a sign.
Category 6 (SymbolGroup 29: punctuation) is not allowed in the spelling
or sequence of a sign. It is always used by itself in the middle lane.
Category 7 (SymbolGroup 30: advanced sorting) is not allowed in the
spelling of a sign but is allowed in the SignSpelling Sequence of a sign.
The Sign Symbol Sequence is the order of the symbols in the ISWA. The
term was used by Valerie to replace the term alphabetical order.
Alphabetical order, while technically correct for SignWriting, caused
confusion because of the association between finger spelling and the
Roman alphabet. We sort by Sign Symbol Sequence order, but this is the
order of the symbols for the entire ISWA.
The SignSpelling Sequence is a list of writing and sorting symbols for
an individual sign. This sequence of symbols is used for sorting.
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