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March 1, 2012

Hello Madson -

I just wrote the sign for EXPLICAR with the other symbols, in the Brazilian signpuddle too - and both methods of writing are fine with me.





The dot by dot version that I added is so detailed that I can certainly understand why you might feel it is too much detail. But it is accurate.

Your way of writing EXPLICAR below, is simpler and I can read it. I do not know if everyone will notice the fact that you put the symbol near the baby finger area to show that opens first, but it is worth a try!

Maybe the detail of which fingers open first doesn't matter for everyday writing? The idea of a Trill in general is enough information for people who know the language perhaps? I think that is what the Parkhursts were trying to tell me - that our symbols with all the dots are too much information and a simpler symbol is needed perhaps… so I can read both and whatever you feel is best is fine with me - if you want to explain your rule to others go right ahead and tell us what you learn from other writers -

Val ;-)

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On Mar 1, 2012, at 2:29 PM, Madson Barreto wrote:

> Hello Valerie, Charles, Stefan and everyone,
> 
> I know that when the hand is open and closes one finger at a time starting from the pinky finger, I know you can write in two ways:
> - Symbol "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time" (an arrowhead inside the other) or
> - 'Finger trills' (as exemplified Valerie and Charles).
> 
> The question is when the hand is closed (closed fist "S") and begins to open one finger at a time starting with the pinky finger. I thought of writing using the "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time" (an arrowhead inside the other) near the pinky finger.
> 
> See the following two examples:
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> 1 - Madrugada (dawn)
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> 2 - Explicar (explain)
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> De: Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
> Para: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages <[log in to unmask]> 
> Cc: Madson Barreto <[log in to unmask]> 
> Enviadas: Quinta-feira, 1 de Março de 2012 18:23
> Assunto: Re: Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time
> 
> SignWriting List
> March 1, 2012
> 
> Hello Madson, Charles, Stefan and everyone -
> 
> Big smile ;-)
> 
> There are two ways to write Finger Trills - both are fine. I personally prefer this one, which shows the progression of one finger closing or opening and then the next and the next and the next - one dot at a time - you start reading at the end of the arrow and move towards the arrowhead direction - These are very detailed symbols:
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> On Mar 1, 2012, at 11:08 AM, Madson Barreto wrote:
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>> Hello Valerie and everyone
>> 
>> Studying on "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time", found the following:
>> 
>> "The fingers are extended, opening the hand one finger at a time, starting with the index and ending with the little finger. [...] Note: In some languages​​, opening or closing the hand one finger at a time Can start with the pinky or the index / thumb. In some cases it may be
>> contrastive and you will need to Specify Which finger starts the process "(Parkhurst & Parkhurst. A Cross-Linguistic guide to SignWriting®: a phonetic approach, 2008, p. 70)
>> 
>> In Libras has several signs that this movement begins with the pinky finger. I thought to adopt the following convention: put the symbol "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time" near it (pinky finger) so it was clear that the movement starts for him.
>> 
>> See the examples:
>> 
>> Madrugada (Dawn)
>> 
>> Explicar (explain)
>> 
>> What do you think?
>> 
>> Madson Barreto
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