[log in to unmask]" type="cite">Would a alphabetically sorted multi-select list work? Instead of one gigantic list, we may want several smaller multi-select lists.Given this complexity, it might make sense to set up
1) a simple set of choices that allow multiple choices, so that I could select for example classifier AND compound. An initial list:
Classifier, compound, fingerspelling – one handed, fingerspelling – two handed, fingerspelled loan sign, character sign, assimilated compound, compound, negative incorporation, clitic, affix, initialized sign, phrase, inflected verb, uninflected verb, locational verb, noun-verb pair, repeating or non-repeating signs, numbers, gestural, pantomimic, iconic. Classifiers are subdivided in many ways by different linguists, so some linguists might want to add to the list of classifiers – for example, classifiers for handling objects vs. motion vs. drawing-in-the-air and so on.
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">I can understand the utility for the number of morphemes, but I'd like to discuss the other choices list.
2) a second set of choices specifying number of morphemes that defaults to 1 and allows numeric write-ins plus the choices innumerable, uncertain, and many,
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">Is this always an either/or choice? Could a complex sign fulfill both choices?
3) a fixed choice set for either simultaneous or sequential,
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">Sure, that will be possible.
and 4) a free form area for additional information.
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