SignWriting List
February 29, 2000


1) How do you record the "beat" or "rhythm" of the song on the sheet?
2) How do you record the "elongation" of a sign? For example, there are occasions in hearing songs where the word LORD is held for 4 beats. If it meshes with the ASL translation, I tend to slow the sign down so that it starts at the shoulder when they begin to sing the word and it arrives at the waist when they finish the word (or somewhat before if it won't work to hold it out that long). This is true of other signs and situations.


ANSWER 0049 continued, Part Four......

SignWriting List
February 29, 2000

Hi Everyone -
One last message about writing songs in SignWriting...

The SignWriting Punctuation symbols did not come from nowhere...they came from writing "timing".

For example, the two lines we use to write a comma, is really writing a pause...and that pause can gain in length if you write timing with it:


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Valerie Sutton