I was working directly off of the ASL Sign Puddle. I'm glad to write it out long-hand and make the sign on ASL puddle more explicit.

Signed English would be: I picked up the pairs and put them into the bag.

I have no time markers, what I have is PSE.

Me pick pear into bag.

I just looked at the sign on the ASL sign puddle, and the sign shows "rub between" which means it stays on the hand, and does not brush off. The arrows show the direction of the rub, but the rub says that the hands remain in contact. A brush would move off.

This is a brush, it would move off in the direction of the arrow.


This is a rub, the hand remains in contact and moves in the direction of the arrow (which means the right hand is grasping the left hand and moving to the right in the direction of the arrow but it does not move off the hand.

Charles Butler
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--- On Sun, 1/20/13, KJ Boal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: KJ Boal <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: A Pear Story
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Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:37 PM

A Pear Story

Nice story, Charles, but I think you misspelled “pear” – the right hand should rub the left, but your arrows show the right hand moving away from the left.

Works for me as an example of Signed English!



From: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Valerie Sutton
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2013 3:15 PM
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Subject: Re: A Pear Story


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January 19, 2013


We got it, Charles - This is great! 


I still need to make that SignPuddle file - it is coming - 


Meanwhile wherever you save it in SignPuddle, be sure to put in the Text area, that the document is for the "Anthropology Book Project"…


Val ;-)






On Jan 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM, Charles Butler <[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]> wrote:


I picked a bag of pears. The bag ripped. What to do? I put the pears into the bag again. I got onto a bicycle. No. No. The bears ripped the bag again. Enough. I give the pears to you.

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