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September 6, 2010

The Gedankenpause entries in the German SignPuddle Dictionary are very cute, Stefan (everyone...be sure to scroll down to see all of them ;-)

They could almost become a part of some of your animations:

MovementWriting Animation
http://www.movementwriting.org/animation

Val ;-)

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On Sep 6, 2010, at 2:25 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

> Hi Suzanne, Valerie , ..
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> Well yes I wrote quite a number ob this kind of just "movement or dance" documents - it is fun and helpful at the same time. Just because it is almost meaningless you are motivated and supposed to read exactly what is written.
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> So these kind of documents are very helpful to proof competence in SW reading even if we do not talk about SL.
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> So in your case I would recommend to add the arrow that leads the hand back or to start the next sign with the right arm far out on the place with a tension symbol underneath in order to support the reader to read the document without guessing and hesitation.
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> The good point about these "movement - documents" is that there is no wrong or right signing involved. In fact it should be performed from Alaska to Brazil and from Africa to the Netherlands ( " hi Tini" L.I.F.E.) the same way. So the author can play around to make beginners more attentive...
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> Same is true with kind of pantomime like story  telling sequences in SL videos. If you are interested go to the German SignPuddle (Dictionary) and look for the term “Gedankenpause” – smile
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> All the best
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> Stefan ;-)
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> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Suzanne pach
> Gesendet: Montag, 6. September 2010 21:54
> An: [log in to unmask]
> Betreff: Re: AW: Cooling Down Dance by Suzanne Pach
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> Hi Stefan,
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> Thanks, I was actually inspired by page 114 in your
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> Handbuch zur GebardenSchrift! (as you might have
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> guessed... :)
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> I actually meant the right hand to move forwards to the
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> right and back and then the left hand forwards to the left
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> and back (and same for the next bit, but then up). Do you
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> think it would be clearer to show the arrows going back as
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> well? I wasn't sure, since the starting position of the
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> next picture already shows that the hand moved back
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> anyway...
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> Suzanne
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> > Hi Valerie, hi Suzanne -
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> > Yes I like this kind of movement writing a lot. One
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> > sequence made me wonder
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> > ...Suzanne - do you want the reader move the hands like
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> > this? - diagonally
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> > forward and back ...
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> > ...  Or do you want to move the right fist forward -
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> > staying in front and
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> > moving the left hand afterwards at the same distance (both
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> > hands in front of
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> > the body) ...
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> > Best wishes
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> > Stefan ;-)
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> > -----Urspr�ngliche Nachricht-----
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> > Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages
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> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von
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> > Valerie Sutton
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> > Gesendet: Sonntag, 5. September 2010 23:27
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> > An: [log in to unmask]
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> > Betreff: Cooling Down Dance by Suzanne Pach
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> > SignWriting List
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> > September 5, 2010
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> > Suzanne Pach, the teacher of the SignWriting Workshop in
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> > the UK, which was
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> > very successful, created this charming document for her
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> > students.
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> > It is not written in any sign language...It just writes
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> > body movement.
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> > Can you read it? smile
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> > Thank you, Suzanne!
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> > See attached:
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> > Cooling Down Dance by Suzanne Pach
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