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August 7, 2010

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On Aug 7, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Byerly, Lisa wrote:

> Thank you.  Ms. Byerly
> 
> 
> On Mon, July 5, 2010 11:00 pm, SW-L automatic digest system wrote: 
> > There is 1 message totalling 98 lines in this issue. 
> > 
> > Topics of the day: 
> > 
> > 1. finger direction matters 
> > 
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> > 
> > Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:19:03 +0200 
> > From: Ingvild Roald 
> > Subject: Re: finger direction matters 
> > 
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> > 
> > In the MOVEMENT sign=2C both hands are turned the same way. Is that correct= 
> > ? Do the hands turn a little sideways when they move? Or should they both b= 
> > e pointed towards center and just move sideways? If you do not know the act= 
> > ual sign language=2C you do not know how to read this (but then=2C this wil= 
> > l be the case when signwriting is more used and standards for each sign lan= 
> > guage are stabilising themselves ... the rules will differ somewhat accordi= 
> > ng to the sign languages). 
> > 
> > Ingvild=20 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >> Date: Thu=2C 1 Jul 2010 21:21:41 -0700 
> >> From: [log in to unmask] 
> >> Subject: finger direction matters 
> >> To: [log in to unmask] 
> >>=20 
> >> SignWriting List 
> >> July 1st=2C 2010 
> >>=20 
> >> I would also like to point out that if one looks at documents written aro= 
> > und the world=2C that writers tend to follow the direction of the fingers. = 
> > Here is an example. I have seen this handshape written both ways=2C and I f= 
> > eel both are readable=2C because when the handshape is parallel to the floo= 
> > r=2C there is the small space or break at the fingers to tell us that=2C an= 
> > d the black back of the hand tells us that we are viewing the back of the h= 
> > and parallel to the floor. So either handshape in the attached diagram can = 
> > be read. But the writing of the fingers directed down seems logical and the= 
> > most visual for me...and I tend to write it that way. Like in the sign for= 
> > MOVEMENT attached. Finger direction is important for reading signs quickl= 
> > y because meaning is held in the finger direction...so writing it as close = 
> > to the way it looks in real life is important: 
> >>=20 
> > = 
> > 
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> > charset=iso-8859-1 
> > Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > In the MOVEMENT sign=2C both hands are turned the same way. Is that correct= 
> > ? Do the hands turn a little sideways when they move? Or should they both b= 
> > e pointed towards center and just move sideways? If you do not know the act= 
> > ual sign language=2C you do not know how to read this (but then=2C this wil= 
> > l be the case when signwriting is more used and standards for each sign lan= 
> > guage are stabilising themselves ... the rules will differ somewhat accordi= 
> > ng to the sign languages).
> 
> Ingvild=20 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> >=3B Date: Thu=2C 1 Jul 2010 21:21:41 -0700
> >=3B Fro= 
> > m: [log in to unmask]
> >=3B Subject: finger direction matters
> &g= 
> > t=3B To: [log in to unmask]
> >=3B 
> >=3B SignWriting List= 
> > 
> >=3B July 1st=2C 2010
> >=3B 
> >=3B I would also like to point= 
> > out that if one looks at documents written around the world=2C that writer= 
> > s tend to follow the direction of the fingers. Here is an example. I have s= 
> > een this handshape written both ways=2C and I feel both are readable=2C bec= 
> > ause when the handshape is parallel to the floor=2C there is the small spac= 
> > e or break at the fingers to tell us that=2C and the black back of the hand= 
> > tells us that we are viewing the back of the hand parallel to the floor. S= 
> > o either handshape in the attached diagram can be read. But the writing of = 
> > the fingers directed down seems logical and the most visual for me...and I = 
> > tend to write it that way. Like in the sign for MOVEMENT attached. Finger = 
> > direction is important for reading signs quickly because meaning is held in= 
> > the finger direction...so writing it as close to the way it looks in real = 
> > life is important:
> >=3B 
> 
> > = 
> > 
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