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SW-L  October 2010

SW-L October 2010

Subject:

The graphemes of SignWriting

From:

Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

Date:

Thu, 7 Oct 2010 05:57:11 -0500

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  Hi List,

While preparing a document for publication, I wrote an introductory 
sentence about the graphemes of SignWriting.  Any feedback would be 
appreciated...

1.1.1.  Grapheme

    The grapheme is the fundamental unit of writing for the SignWriting
    script.  The graphemes of SignWriting are visually iconic.  Each
    grapheme has a defined size and shape.  The main writing graphemes of
    SignWriting represent a visual conception: either hands, movement,
    dynamics, timing, head, face, or body.  These graphemes are used in
    clusters.

    Detailed location graphemes are separate from writing graphemes.
    Detailed location graphemes are used individually or sequentially.