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Re: 'A' letteral incorrect in US Dictionary?

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Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:58:12 -0500

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Hi Alan,

The "A" prefix is the temporal annotation.  The technical term is the 
SignSpelling Sequence, which is used primarily for sorting.  The "A" 
prefix is an ordered list of symbols.
http://www.signwriting.org/archive/docs6/sw0534-SignSpellingGuidelines-2008.pdf

You can drop the "A" prefix if you only care about visual construction.

If we consider a longer example, such as "world":