gf : Working as hyphen, exceptionally this doesn't compound with any other symbols.
This has only 1/4 of the frame width.
(左右の文字を分けて表示したままともに一つの概念を表すつなぎ記号。重ねる必要がないのでこれのみ1/4幅)


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** This notation is renewed from (symbolized piling of the both sides symbols.) by help of Jo Chen (German) on September 1stm, 2007. The new notation saves typing space and looking easier, similarly to traditional hyphen.

hand-sign for #gf :
( Four fingers are wrapping the thumb, making a fist) 日本語解説

It works for the glue, representing that the former sign and the next sign are in
one base overlay
. The readers combine the images in their heads.
In a sign conversation, one can not always use the both hand. To sign a complicate
base overlay by one hand, the EL sign needs more 'glue' than the regular writing.
ASCII : ~ (both help some relation between this both sides)

name: [n@](@: schwa without stress accent) 日本語解説

When you communicate in the vocal EL to send meanings, base overlays can not be expressed by a syllable. This glue-sound tells that the former base syllable and the next one are compounded into a character.

In the future, an EL sonic word processor will stop with this syllable to go forward,
and types the next basis on top of the former one.

If reading only the elemental symbols without the glue, sometimes the syllables in a base overlay
easily make a liaison.
e.g. {62,34} ( I ) must be read as two syllables{ [mw] for + [o] for };
this could be shortened into one syllable [mwo]. The glue named [n@] to protect
against this kind of changing easiness, and to make the EL vocal communication
sound sunnier by this frequent appearances.

is read in EL as [mu-n@-o ], {44,33}(the sun): [pa-n@-wa],
{34,01,33}(the earth): [o-n@-po-n@-wa], {66,68}(flower): [za-n@-ha]

definition (grammar):
It is similar to hyphen working as glue to indicate that the former character and
the next character are in one base overlay.
For names of tools and classifications of things in nature, the base overlays could be very complicated.
#gf is never compounded with any other symbols; and helps
to show elements of a base overlay (a concept) separately.
E.g.
(petal): (sheet-flower)
(Earth people/person): (people/person-the earth)

In an EL phrase, the left character modifies the right one, unless including a grammatical mark
to change that order. But for showing elements of a base overlay with the hyphen ,
the main element at the head would be more easily understood.

* About word order in EL
Several times I got opinions/questions about why EL doesn't take fixed word order as subject-verb-object; the mail character comes first and its modifiers follow. I know it is rational saving grammatical marks. But EL respects variety of cultures and expression stiles; and besides it's easier to make signs with one's own mother tongue. So keeping the free word-order is important for EL. The main concept is not always the most important in a sentence. In many cases, modifier is more important than the main noun. e.g. When saying pointing a flower, "the red flower I like the best," red is more important to take the order of priority than flower. Because the other knows it's about a flower. If setting a fixed word order, you have to feel like expressing in a mathematical formula forgetting nature of emotion.

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