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comment How does one include sign language in a dialogue?
@FumbleFingers In my experience, using anything other than a monospaced font with just italics in a manuscript is a good way to annoy the editor!
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comment How does one include sign language in a dialogue?
@JoelShea In the actual scene (this is just a dummy) the signing makes a little more sense. The deaf character has no other means to communicate with the other person under the circumstance. I'll take SimCom into consideration, though.
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comment How does one include sign language in a dialogue?
The main language is indeed English, or in the case of the actual dialogue that I'm writing, a common interplanetary language (the actual scene is a spaceship captain meeting a large, deaf man with a battle axe) :-)
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comment How does one include sign language in a dialogue?
Er, it's the other way around. It's the patient who is lip reading (because the doctor only knows sign language enough to understand a few simple phrases). Some people who use sign language do it habitually even when the other person is not proficient in it.
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comment What are some possible reasons of why my readers preferred this “writing” over the others two?
Vote to close because readers' liking may not be purely related to writing style (it may simply be the reader's identification with the message). I think #2 was liked because there is wisdom in it.
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answered Attributives in dialogue