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I'm not sure which project you are refering too but no this is a new 
personal project.
I was adding the period, comma etc to my personal dictionary to do gloss 
to sign in SignWriter Studio then I though I might as well add all of 
them even though I usually only write commands and periods too.  Then 
only found four symbols and was wondering about the question mark.

Jonathan
On 3/22/2014 7:37 AM, Cherie Wren wrote:
> Except for pause/timing marks  --commas and periods--  I don't use 
> much punctuation.  Questions are shown on the face.  Putting in a 
> question mark would be redundant.  They are necessary in English 
> because the vocal inflection cannot be written.
>
> Is this still for that project that I never did understand?
>
> cherie
>
>
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *From:* Jonathan Duncan <[log in to unmask]>
>     *To:* [log in to unmask]
>     *Sent:* Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:22 AM
>     *Subject:* Question mark question
>
>     Hi all,
>         I was wondering about question marks in Signwriting.
>
>     I found this
>
>     http://www.signwriting.org/forums/research/rese025.html
>
>
>     Any word written in SignWriting has the face, or shoulder bar on
>     top (if necessary) and the handshape(s) around the face or
>     shoulder bar. General movements are below the handshape(s) , but
>     finger movements are indicated by the fingers of the handshape(s)
>     and head movements are indicated by the face symbol . A sign
>     dictionary written in SignWriting looks up lexical items based on
>     the ten groups of handshapes, then on the movements, also broken
>     down into groups, then facial expressions, then head and body
>     positions as demonstrated in Appendix G.
>
>     Two questionable SignWriting practices involve punctuation and the
>     writing of fingerspelled words. Punctuation in SignWriting makes
>     use of bars. One vertical, slightly thick bar placed after a sign
>     indicates a period. Two thin vertical bars indicate a pause or
>     comma , and two thin vertical bars slightly further apart indicate
>     a longer pause or semi-colon . Two bars next to each other, one
>     thin and the other thick indicate a question mark . Two thick bars
>     indicate a colon . Parentheses and quotes look similar to the
>     punctuation marks used in English. All of the punctuation marks
>     used in SignWriting can be the same as those used to write
>     English: . , ; ? : ( ).
>
>
>     There is no reason for SignWriting to adopt unique punctuation
>     marks for American Sign Language and it does not take away from
>     the writing of SignWriting to use English punctuation marks.
>     Furthermore, when a signer fingerspells an English word in ASL,
>     SignWriting uses the appropriate handshape symbol to write the
>     letters in the English word. This is also possibly a convention
>     that could be changed. Writing SignWriting by hand, one would
>     probably write the fingerspelled word in English letters instead
>     of writing the handshapes for each of the letters...*Footnote 15...
>
>     It describes a question mark as "Two bars next to each other, one
>     thin and the other thick indicate a question mark" but that
>     description fits the Semi-Colon.  And in the example above it
>     there seems to the semi-colon symbol after the questions.
>     .
>
>
>     So is the symbol for the semi-colon the same as the question mark?
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