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Hi SignWriting List,

This has been a great year, but I'm woeful behind on several project.  I 
appreciate all of the positive work people have been able to do with 
SignPuddle.  The long awaited work on SignPuddle 3 continues. Next year 
will be a break out year for written sign language across the globe.

https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Incubator:Test_wikis_of_sign_languages

I'm finalizing the database for SignPuddle 3.  I'm very impressed with 
MySQL Workbench and the diagramming tool in particular. (image below)

Database design
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For individual entries, I have designed the parts-of-speech solution, 
but not the morphology solution yet.

For parts-of-speech, there is a small list of values for the most common 
choices.  noun, verb, adjective, adverb, sentence, other. This list can 
be translated into other languages.

Additionally, each entry has a separate parts-of-speech text field, 
which can be used for a more accurate description or a value outside of 
the common list.

I was considering a similar strategy for morphology.  First, a new table 
with a static list of the most common and universal choices. Second, a 
freeform text field for each entry for alternate descriptions and 
complex analysis.

Researching morphology, it appears there are several kinds of analysis, 
each with its own classifications and descriptions.  Is a single list 
too simplistic to be helpful?  I'd appreciate any discussion of the topic.

Morphology list: monosyllable, compound, ... ?

Thanks,
-Steve

PS - Here is part of the working diagram for the database.  I haven't 
added anything for morphology yet.

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