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September 28, 2012

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On Sep 28, 2012, at 3:06 AM, Oscar Koller wrote:

Hello everybody,

I added following appended 4 entries to the German Sign Puddle. The editors noted in each case that the writing is not correct. Could anybody explain to me, what should be changed?

Thanks
Oscar.




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Hello Oscar, Stefan, Charles and everyone -
Thank you, Oscar, for posting your questions to the SignWriting List. We are happy to help.

I see that Charles has already answered you - Thank you, Charles.

To answer your first question, about the sign id00007. The sign needs to have a Right Arrow and a Left Arrow. It is incorrect to write a General Arrow, that is neither right nor left. Why? Because the General Arrow does not represent "both hands". The General Arrow represents "overlapping movement paths". There is a clear explanation of Overlapping Paths in the book: "SignWriting Basic Instruction Manual" which can be downloaded here:

SignWriting Lessons Online
http://www.signwriting.org/lessons/

It is number 1 on that web page. Here is the link for download:

SignWriting Basics Instruction Manual
http://www.signwriting.org/archive/docs6/sw0550-SignWriting-Manual-Part1-Basics.pdf

Go to page 39 in the PDF, which is really numbered page 34 in the document.

Here is a screen capture of the explanation attached. In the sign id0007, the movements of the two hands do not overlap each other…they paint two separate right and left movement paths…











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