I do have somewhat of a method for writing by hand. I have not done anything by way of publication just because there is so much going on. To put it simply, there are 4 levels of writing by hand.
The first is what I call print because it is writing exactly what you see with the computer. This is what most people think of when the term handwriting is used.
The second level is what I would call handwriting. There are several differences in how to write the symbols that make it easier to write by hand. For example, a diagonal line inside a handshape means the black palm facing.
The third level of writing by hand I have called simplified handwriting. This has a few more differences in writing the symbols, but more so that only the dominate side is written. To know when and how the non dominate side works compared to the dominate, I use the timing symbols.
The last level is shorthand. I have not personally used this myself partly because it doesn't write all of the information of the sign, which means that you would have to quickly rewrite it while you still remember seeing the sign or know what it is supposed to mean. The other reason is that the method of shorthand has not been updated for a long time, so it doesn't match with how we currently write today.
Having said that, all of these (except for the first level of course) would need to be worked at and tried to see what really works before we could make a solid publication of it. It will happen eventually, but it will take a while. Although, we could have a discussion about it on here if people would like. We just have to remember that the way I have done it, albeit fairly thorough, doesn't mean it is complete or even THE way to do it.
On Aug 27, 2013, at 7:00 AM, maria galea wrote: