Rules of Glossing

REMEMBER THESE!

Top and Bottom Lines

The top line is where you acknowledge facial expression and NMS.
The bottom line is where you write the actual signs.

Order

TIME/TOPIC + COMMENT
t = topic
time = time
Underline your top line commentary.

Questions

WH questions are written with "whQ" on the top line, while yes/no questions are written with just a "Q" on the top line. ALL question words/phrases come at the end of a sentence.

Fingerspelling & Deixis

fs: (insert word to be fingerspelled in CAPS)

ix: (insert he, she, it, or they in lower case)

Negatives & Classifiers

Gloss the headshake that goes along with a negative sign in the top line, and use a hyphen to connect the words of a combined sign.

cl: (handshape used > action of hand)