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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Dec 23, 1998  3:57 pm
Subject:  Re: Library in Albion, Michigan

On Tue, 22 Dec 1998, Lourdes wrote:

>Val, Let me ask you a question.. I see the thick line that mean end of the
>sentence. So Is that same as period? Am I right?

Hi Lourdes!
Thank you for your lovely message. It was wonderful. I shared it with ASL
Access, and I know they were real pleased too :-)

To answer your question above...

Yes. That is correct. The thick line at the end of a sentence is like a
period in written English. The thick line means "the end of a thought".

Two thin lines means "a short pause", like a comma in written English.

SignWriting has a whole list of punctuation symbols, which you will find in
the Lessons In SignWriting Textbook.

Very happy to hear that your daughter is learning SignWriting with you -
that is great!

And Merry Christmas to you too!!

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
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Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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