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Hi List,

Considering the dictionary entries, I will be making several additions 
and would like the general lists opinion on the following topics.

This will be used for the coming database conversion.  I will continue 
to support XML as an export/import format.

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Language Codes:
     the design will include language codes for spoken and signed 
languages.

Terms, titles, and text segments can be labelled by language.

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Part of Speech:

The part of speech can be a text field or a select list.  I am consider 
the following list.  Suggestions or comments are welcome.

adjective:  sign that gives attributes to nouns, extending their 
definitions.
adverb:  sign that modify clauses, sentences and phrases directly.
conjunction:  sign that connect words, phrases or clauses together.
interjection:  sign that express emotions, sounds, etc. as exclamation.
noun: sign that indicates people, beings, things, places, phenomena, 
qualities or ideas.
numeral:  sign that indicate quantities of nouns.
preposition: sign that describes the relationship of multiple 
nouns/pronouns in terms of time, distance, or location.
pronoun:  sign that refer to and substitute nouns.
verb:  sign that indicate actions, occurrences or states.


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Lexicon usage

An interesting designation for dictionary signs.  Would this list usable 
by the various sign language puddles?

dated : sign that is no longer fashionable, but is anachronistic.
formal : sign whose use is typically restricted to polite, ceremonious, 
non-casual contexts.
informal : sign whose use is typically restricted to casual, 
non-?ceremonious conversations.
pejoratives:  sign with negative connotations.
slang: nonstandard sign that are typically used to mark membership in a 
cultural subgroup.

Maybe add an additional lexicon usage such as "test" or "student" or 
"other" to help filter the SignPuddle content.


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Additional fields for videos and photos will be added for use with 
definition, illustration, demonstration.

Thoughts or opinions?

Regards,
?Steve