Hi Val and all,
I used the small arrowheads for opening and closing, even if I know that they are ment for knucles. Full double stemmed arrows did not seem to fit. Those used here are for movement of chin:
Actually, I do not know if we do have a convention for writing opening
or closing of the mouth - I know we do have for moving the lips in or
out. If we do not have such a convention, I would like to propose that
we use the same symbols as we use for the opening/ closing of the
knucles, as I did in this writing:
The movement of the mouth, very fast opening-closing, goes in step with the movement of the rigt hand - very fast down-up.
Is the writng with two mouth symbols more clear than the writng with three mouth symbols?
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:13:55 -0700
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Subject: Re: Writing Non Manual Signals
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April 14, 2013
Hi Ingvild -
Thank you for trying two Mouth Positions rather than three. I prefer the two Mouth Positions, if I have understood it correctly, that there are two arrows for the hand movement …one going down and then up again. When I read this, I assume that the first open Mouth Position goes with the first movement of the hand, and the second Mouth Position happens on the second movement of the hand - this way I know what is happening during the movement…so this works for me as a reader - Does this seem correct to you?
I have another question…Near the Mouth Positions you have a Very-Fast symbol - the Double Fast Symbol - which is clear to me - but what do the little symbols mean below and above the Double Fast symbol? The slender little arrowheads that point up and down? Are they necessary and what do they represent related to Mouth Positions?