January 11, 2011
Hello Stefan and Everyone -
Yes, of course I can read your sign for "pocket" in German Sign Language, and it is well written. And yes there is always flexibility in writing...My only point is, that if I were writing the same sign, I would use the standardized symbol that we have for Shoulder-Hip, because it standardizes the amount of space between the Shoulder Line and Hip Line. If another sign needs to write something in the Torso area, then of course you may have to use a wider space for the Torso in some signs, but in this case, for the sign for HOSENTASCHE, you could have used the standardized symbol which would have looked better I think - of course the reading of the sign is still the same ;-)
Please see attached...
On Jan 11, 2011, at 3:55 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> Hi Valerie,
> Yes, I agree - when I read a document, a single Shoulder Line means a
> Shoulder, not a Hip ... to write under the Hip or close to the Hip and to
> indicate that the sign is performed pretty low , I always write the Shoulder
> Line and the Hip Line ... But ( and that is the reason for my answer I allow
> myself some flexible positioning of the two lines in order to feel
> comfortable with the "design" of the specific sign...
> What do you think of this spelling of "pocket" Hosentasche
> Stefan ;-)