Hi Valerie, thank you for this discussion. Well - does it make sense to write a sign in a hard to read view point? I mean - this sign is perfectly written and easy to read the expressive way. I can read the receptive point of view - but since we agree to use the expressive perspective - it will only cause confusion.. ;-( The side view is the perfect option if we insist to describe diagonal movements and hand orientations in a perfect and easy to read way. I created a typical graphic for that - (Seitenansicht - index - hand diagonal upward .) I do not understand your writing of the arrows in your spelling Top down view - I read these arrows as if the hands move inward close to the body and outward - but the movement in expressive point of view is up and down. I would use the double stemmed arrows. Your side grapic is hard to read because of this mixture of top view of the hands and side view of the head - --- hm Ok - all in all - I would prefer to use that point of view that is to be read without any difficulty. So - who ever asked to show all different point of views - say hallo - Stefan ;-) -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton Gesendet: Montag, 13. Dezember 2010 20:00 An: [log in to unmask] Betreff: QUESTION: writing one sign in four viewpoints SignWriting List December 13, 2010 Dear SW Listers - I receive technical questions in private email. Here is one that might be of interest... QUESTION: > Have I written the ASL sign "oppose" correctly in all these view points? (see image below) I know that it is clearest in normal writing. But I was asked to give an example of the same sign written in different views. .... What do you think?