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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Tue Dec 15, 1998  5:43 pm
Subject:  Writing Compound Signs


December 15, 1998

Hello Everyone!

More people seem to be using SignWriting now, and as the number increases,
I am getting an increase in technical questions through private email. I am
glad you are writing and asking questions :-)

So, from time to time I will share some of this technical information with
the SW List, because it may be useful to others as well.

Today I received a question about writing a sign in several "stages" or
parts. Sometimes a sign is made up of two or three signs put together as
one unit, which we call "compound signs".

Question:
How do we write compound signs?

Answer:
The parts of the compound sign are divided by a single, thin line. This can
be compared to a hyphen in written English.

In regards to other punctuation symbols...

A thick line marks the end of a sentence or thought. This can be compared
to a period in written English.

Two thin lines mark a pause, which can be compared to a comma in written
English.

Thanks for your questions -


Valerie :-)

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