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Valerie, think of opening a spread gloved hand, then picking up a fencer's rapier, turning it in a circle and then thrusting forward.  Epee means sword, so this is perfect.
 
Charles

 


From: Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, May 26, 2010 10:00:49 PM
Subject: Re: Sign Name For de l'Épée

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May 26, 2010

Hi Adam -
When I read that sign, I see the flat five hand palm touching my chest, and then it moves forward diagonal right and then the handshape that is like holding the reigns of a horse, palm to the ground, and then there is a wrist rotation back towards the chest and around and then the hand moves forward a little...is that what you meant to write? smile looks great to me -

And everyone - you have no idea how exciting this is - we have some new software to announce later that I know will change history - SignWriting, for reading and writing for everyday use (smile), will spread now to more and more people because of the software development that we are doing...

So we will share all this with you in the coming weeks -

There are nothing but smiles here -

Val ;-)



On May 26, 2010, at 6:28 PM, Adam Frost wrote:

> I am putting together an article on Abbé Charles-Michel de l'Épée from the work of Charles Butler and Lucinda O'Grady Batch. I had an professor who showed me de l'Épée's name sign as it is signed in France. I am hoping that this is readable to someone who has never seen his name sign before.
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