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From:  Don & Theresa G
Date:  Thu Sep 2, 1999  9:28 pm
Subject:  Re: SignWriting principles


A transposition is when you perceive the elements of the text in a reversed
or mixed up order. Like the old joke about the agnostic dyslexic who
wonders whether there is a "Dog" (God). Or, the "-tish" perceived as
"-sh-t" that started this thread.

Obviously, if you get the elements in the wrong order, your comprehension of
the message can be delayed or entirely disrupted.

--Don Grushkin

----- Original Message -----
From: Valerie Sutton
To:
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: SignWriting principles


> >A thought just occurred to me -- we have been discussing whether
SignWriting
> >is Phonemic/Alphabetic or Logographic. We have seen how the
transposition
> >of graphemes/phonemes can alter one's understanding of the textual
message
> >in an alphabetic/phonemic written language (English). Does such
> >transpositions occur in reading SW? If not, wouldn't that be an argument
> >for a more logographic perspective of SW?
> >
> >--Don Grushkin
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> September 2, 1999
>
> Hi Don-
> I am not sure I understand your question above, so maybe you could explain
> it further....
>
> How does the transposition of graphemes/phonemes alter one's understanding
> of the textual message in an alphabetic/phonemic written language such as
> English?
>
> Such transpostions may occur when reading SW...but first I have to
> understand what a transposition is? ha!!
>
> Valerie ;-)
>
>
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1781 Re: SignWriting principles Valerie Sutton Thu  9/2/1999

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