|SignWriting List Forum|
Charles Butler |
Date: Thu Nov 15, 2001 4:57 am
Subject: Re: Brackets to represent phrases with the same non-manual markers
In my dictionary, I would put the facial expression by itself with brackets
 to indicate "this facial expression can be used for "negation" on a
phrase, or equivalent notes.
Else, I put facial expressions AFTER hand shape, orientation, rotation,
location, movement, and speed.
----- Original Message -----
From: Stuart Thiessen
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 11:33 AM
Subject: Brackets to represent phrases with the same non-manual markers
> I am curious what others think of this convention of writing. It makes
> sense to me. Would it still make sense if it were written
> vertically? Another question is how would this affect searching for a
> sign? If I wanted to search for an sign that has the INTENSE facial
> expression or TOPIC facial expression, how would that work? Would we need
> to define a different "layer" to be searched for these kind of
> which affect more than one sign?
> At 20:37 11/08/2001 +0100, you wrote:
> >Hi, everybody!
> >Also, as you may know, we use brackets here to represent when whole
> >use the same facial expression. So rather than have to read a head
> >over every sign in the whole phrase, we put a beginning bracket with the
> >head shaking and then a close bracket at the end. Cognitively this is a
> >more accurate anyway--negation is often an element of the phrase, not the
> >individual sign. I'll attach here part of a text with some examples in
> >Spanish SL.
> >Have a super day!
> >Steve :-)
> Stuart Thiessen
> 4616 Hickman
> Des Moines, IA 50310