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When i sign "WRITE"  the palm is not perfectly facing to the side or to the front; instead it is kind of diagonally facing my right shoulder.  So when the right hand 'writes' on it, is moving diagonally forward/right.  The arrows are correct, the palm facing is an approximation.  Its too much trouble to delve into the diagonal palm facings for everyday writing...

cherie





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> From: Stefan Wöhrmann <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask] 
>Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013 4:18 PM
>Subject: AW: AW: help with writing an ASL sentence for an academic paper
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>
>Hi Charles and friends of
the sw-list, 
> 
>Well – there may be a
misunderstandig. 
> 
>I discussed the spelling
of two different ways to  write the term “write” ... I have got no problem to
understand the sign for write with the zig-zag motion in the end. Of course you
can literally “write on your left palm parallel to the floor” like this. 
>Compared to that there is
a different spelling  of “write” left palm facing the signer. So I would rather
expect the right hand moving left to right instead of diagonally forward to the
right ... ;-) 
> 
>All best 
> 
>Stefan 
> 
>
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>Von:SignWriting
List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Charles Butler
>Gesendet: Sonntag, 8. September
2013 13:56
>An: [log in to unmask]
>Betreff: Re: AW: help with writing
an ASL sentence for an academic paper
> 
>Only
a partial answer "with the Delegs Editor" is parallel to "with
SignWriting". SignWriting is a methodology that can be a program (the
SignPuddle) or by hand so "with" is the appropriate
preposition. 
> 
>The zig-zag movement on SignWriting is
stylistic form for finishing a sentence. The double motion of
"writing" above is imbedded in a sentence so one is continuing a
thought. It is not inconsistent if one thinks of the zig-zag as a double motion
with a "written" return. The motion may be exactly the same. 
> 
>Charles
Butler
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>Clear writing moves business forward.
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>From:Stefan Wöhrmann
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>Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013
5:41 AM
>Subject: AW: help with writing an
ASL sentence for an academic paper
> 
>Hi Valerie, Nancy, Adam, Maria, Guido and friends of the sw-list
;-)) , 
> 
>I love to discuss this kind of documents. SignWriting is such a
wonderdull tool to discuss different aspects of any given SL performance on a
solid foundation. 
> 
>This is a typical example. Somebody tries to translate a given
concept (idea, phrase, sentence) to ASL ( or DGS...whatsoever..) 
> 
>Now different competent signers may offer their  w r i t t e
n   answer to this problem. 
> 
>What can be seen again and again ... there is not the one and only
possible translation. 
> 
>Even ifthe
sequenceof
signsmaybe the same there are still lots of
possibilities to make individual (perhaps meaningfull) differences ... In this
case the facial expressions... 
> 
>The good point is that we can discuss our “examples” in detail. We
can learn from each other. We can look at the documents as long as we want to
(compared to video ... ;-) 
>We can easily rewrite or change the document if we wish to. 
> 
>Looking at your document Nancy – I have a question. (Same question
goes to Adam  ;-)) )
> I tried to rewrite your sentence with the US- SignPuddle
Dictionary. I do not get the same signs this way. Does this mean that you write
this kind of document from scratch with SignText?   
> 
>Nancy, I  would like to discuss your spelling of
“Language”  - the way you wrote it both hands move back and forth at the
same time. Is this the way you want to sign it? 
> 
>Another spelling question:  “written” second sign in the
right column.  Left palm facing you, right hand is moving diagonally
forward  instead down or to the right  ... mh ... compared to your
spelling of SignWriting (left hand palm up, right hand writing zigzag on the
palm) the first spelling seems to be somehow inconsistent. (Although there is
no doubt about that everybody should be able to understand the idea – smile) 
> 
> 
>Now a discussion apart from SignWriting and spelling... 
> 
>Both of you (Nancy and Adam)  write a sign for “with” –mh –
  (Maybe just because Maria asked for a sentence including this 
“with”)
> 
>Do not know ASL but  here is my question – from my point of
idea “with” is kind of  “with a pen” or “with my friend” 
  or...”with the delegs Editor” but “written with (????) SignWriting? 
> 
>I am looking forward to your answers. 
> 
>All best 
> 
>Stefan 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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>Von:SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im
Auftrag von Romero
>Gesendet:Sonntag, 8. September 2013 01:56
>An: [log in to unmask]
>Betreff: Re: help with writing an
ASL sentence for an academic paper
> 
> 
> 
>Here's an
example of an example:
> 
>Facial
expression eyebrows up, index finger points down 2x (This)
>Fingerspelling
for ASL
>2 horizontal
lines for a pause
>Sign for
AMERICA (fingers intertwined, making a small horizontal circle)
>Sign for SIGN
(2 index fingers travel in vertical oblong circle, alternating)
>Sign for
LANGUAGE ( "L" handshapes facing floor moving outward while rotating)
>2 horizontal
lines for a pause
>Sign for SHOW
(flat left hand, right index touching palm of L hand, both move forward
together twice)
>Sign for
WRITING (flat L palm, R hand as if holding pen moves diagonal on floor plane,
2x)
>Sign for WITH
(2 "A" handshapes together, baby fingers toward the floor
>Sign for SIGN
(shown previously)
>Sign for
WRITING (former sign for WRITE with zigzag writing movement. This is only one variation)
>2 horizontal
lines for a pause
>Fingerspelled
S and W (another way to sign SIGN WRITING)
>Thick
horizontal line for the end of the sentence.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>On Sep 7,
2013, at 4:41 PM, maria galea <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:
> 
>Dear list
members particularly ASL users,
> 
>A friend of
mine who happens to be a linguist in the field of writing systems of the world
is hoping to include the mentioning of SignWriting as a writing system of the
world, and he has asked if someone could translate the following sentence into
ASL SignWriting:
> 
>"This
is an American sign language example written with SignWriting "
> 
>If you
could add sign-to-meaning correspondences, syntactic factors, and lexical
selection considerations would be helpful for him.
> 
>Thank
you! It would be great if SignWriting makes its way into the academic field of
writing systems, so thank you very much for helping out with this (i can't do
it myself, because I'm not an ASL user)
> 
>best
regards to everyone!
>maria
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