SignWriting List
January 6, 2013

Hello Stefan -
Thanks for this message. I love your work and it is great software too!

So you are writing the sign for QUOTE, rather than use the old Quote symbols that are two diagonal lines? // ……. \\

I like that too…seems more natural for written sign languages…

We are enjoying the, by the way, and I will give some feedback later - hopefully this week -

Val ;-)


On Jan 6, 2013, at 3:49 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

Hi Dali, Valerie and friends –
So how do we write quotes in horizontal writing? – smile
translation of exact signed German written in spoken language is a typical problem that I have to overcome every day. In school, I give to the deaf students worksheets that you can quickly create with our wonderful Delegs program.
For me it is important that the students can learn the correct spelling and punctuation of spoken language without much difficulty. I add a typical worksheet as PDF. You can  see that I often quote by performing the gesture for quote. This happens at the exact spot where the citation should also appear in the written record.
Kind regards and good luck

Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
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SignWriting List
January 5, 2013
On Jan 5, 2013, at 9:54 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
So how do we write quotes in vertical writing? That is a good question…I would tend to write the sign for QUOTE in the beginning, before the quoted phrase, and then place double bracket after the sign for QUOTE, and then write the phrase…I can create a diagram of this later today and post it to the SW List -
Here is how I might write a quoted phrase…How do others write quoted phrases vertically? Please tell us everyone -
Here is my current idea - It says: Quote: I feel good: he said.