April 3, 2012
Hi Eduardo and Adam -
Adam has explained everything perfectly -
Just a side note…
Do you know about SignWriting E-Lessons? These are old answers on the SignWriting List years ago:
There are two SignSpelling Rules that are on the SignWriting E-Lessons that are important:
1. Write Position of Contact
2. Every Sign Has a Center
This goes for many web pages and may be helpful to you -
I see you have 20 signs in the Uruguay SignPuddle!
Thank you for writing Uruguay signs, Eduardo -
On Apr 3, 2012, at 2:19 PM, Eduardo Trápani wrote:
In order not to ask for every other sign I try to write :) I first
check if there is one similar in ASL and then look for the video
here to be certain. It's great for learning, although sometimes
I get even more confused (as with "fumble"), usually it helps.
In this case I didn't know whether to use strike # or touch * for
this  sign in my language, or whether I need an arrow, maybe the
strike/touch is enough? I would write it like this:
. Are there
some rules of style I can read about? Something that would help
decide which writing is better? I assume that the ASL signs have
been reviewed by more people and take them as the example to follow,
but that might not always be the case.
Looking for something similar in ASL I ended up in "make", but there
are two versions, one with * and one with #. They do not use arrows
though, so I guess I can also do without.
But I wonder, are those two texts meant to represent the same sign
in ASL? They're different alright, but I haven't found alternatives
for "make" in the online dictionaries.