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Section on Punctuation Symbols
Punctuation Meaning of Punctuation Symbol
|gloss/gloss||designates the forms being produced by both hands at the
same time. Behavior of the dominant hand appears first.
|gloss-gloss||connects two or more English words to designate a single sign|
|gloss~gloss||designates a complex form that appears to have undergone compounding|
|gloss+||reduplicated movement of the sign
(e.g. GIVE+ means the sign was articulated two times)
|letter-letter||letters separated by hyphens repesent a fingerspelling word|
|gloss(___)||further descriptive information regarding the sign used.
May designate handshape, movement or location.
|___>___-hs||designates a hand configuration change within the sign
|___-hs||designates a specific hand configuration for that sign
|___x||number of iterations of a sign