Stress Marks Inside Nemeth

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  • #38008
    Nate
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    Working on a Nemeth transcription that has pronunciation appearing inside Nemeth. Here, we've been able to determine that modified letters inside Nemeth should be shown with a dot 4 preceding them. How would we handle stress marks appearing in pronunciation inside Nemeth? Example is attached.

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    #38011
    Lindy Walton
    Moderator

    What an interesting example. Without seeing the rest of the excerpt, I am guessing that this is not being used in "mathematical context". I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest that only the equals sign be done in Nemeth. I welcome a conversation about this.

    If you could attach the page so we can see this in context, that would be helpful.

    Lindy

    #38012
    Nate
    Participant

    As per this question, vocabulary shown in a mathematical format would be placed inside Nemeth. The use of the equals sign means that the items associated with it should also appear inside Nemeth similar to the expression x=1. From what I understand, we may consider deferring to EBAE, which I believe secondary stress in EBAE is shown as a dot 4. This may lead to some confusion because we're already using the dot 4 before letters to indicate that they're modified.

    The page in which this appears is attached although I don't feel like anything else on the page should affect how we treat this if we apply the logic stated above.

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    #38014
    Nate
    Participant

    Additional information pertinent to understanding context.

    There is a pronunciation key (attached) in the book that will appear in every volume as per BF 20.7.3, Item b. The pronunciation key relies on capitalization to show primary stress (see item 1) which means that all stress symbols shown will be secondary stress marks (see item 2).

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    #38033
    Lindy Walton
    Moderator

    Nate, we have been discussing this and have decided that the kindest way to transcribe this is simply to transcribe only the equals symbol in Nemeth. Since it is a Nemeth transcription, the UEB equals sign is not an option. By using the Nemeth symbol, you remain true to the print.

    Defaulting to EBAE is not something we should be considering. Use the established UEB symbols and Braille Formats guidelines (Section 20) to transcribe the pronunciation and stress marks.

    It wouldn't hurt to explain what you are doing in a transcriber's note, or on the Transcriber's Notes page.

    Lindy (and the committee)
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    #38084
    Nate
    Participant

    Hello and thank you for your responses, however, from these responses I'm having a difficult time gaining a consistent understanding of when to open Nemeth. I've found a number of examples throughout the Ask an Expert forums that could (most likely) better explain the perspective that I understand, and we can hopefully identify what I'm not fully grasping.

    As shown in Stress_Mark_Nemeth5.png (attached) you'll see that the moderator on the forum did not recommend only including the symbols of comparison/operation inside Nemeth, rather that the dot-4 was used to show emphasis.

    As shown in Stress_Mark_Nemeth6.png (attached) you'll see that the moderator suggests that even though it's vocabulary, it's also an equation, and as such, is shown inside Nemeth.

    Another example here is from Stress_Mark_Nemeth10.png (attached). The moderator instructs that "the words in those math statements are part of the math problem" and "because they are within an inequality or an equation that uses a Nemeth symbol, the numbers and words are transcribed in Nemeth."

    The only difference that I understand from the three examples just listed and from the example we're discussing on this thread is the existence of the stress marks.

    Can you explain why we'd include the vocabulary from the first example, the modified symbol in piñata from the second, and all items on the third example, but then would only include the equals sign when there's pronunciation involved? And can you please explain how is "ap′-ō-TŌ-sis=a falling off" fundamentally different than x=1?

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