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November 8, 2013

Hello Edi, Charles and Stefan -

Thank you, Charles, for writing these signs again and explaining your writing. I like the way you wrote the signs, and I appreciate it that you took the time to do this - I was really glad you mentioned the two paths for the right and left hands’ movement -

Later today I will write it too, and maybe Stefan will too? It will be fun to see each other’s writings ;-)

Stefan …. Edi gave us a Microsoft Word document explaining the signs - Attached is a screen capture of the Microsoft Word document that Edi gave us, explaining the signs - 




On Nov 8, 2013, at 9:57 AM, Stefan Woehrmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Charles,
I look at the first sign ..
Well I do not know what should be done .. I did not read any description or could not find any video... ;-(
Nevertheless  .... it is almost impossible to perform this ... back of hands toward the body moving down ????  ouch!
What do you think?

Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Charles Butler
Gesendet: Freitag, 8. November 2013 03:52
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Betreff: Re: How can we write ...?
Sign first - dystrophy. From your description, to show the fingers in the position you want, I find the edge-on position the easiest to understand. This has the palm from the side so the lower half is black with the upper white. In addition, the description doesn't have the hands touch so they need to have separate paths.

Sign second - your question was how to show movement forward while keeping the hand in place, sort of like a hinge.
one, the right hand was backward. the thumb is the shorter hook. To show that the hand remains in contact, use the pressure ~ mark. This holds the hand in place while it rotates forward.
Here is an example from Brazilian sign language, the sign for jello (gelatino) where the hand trembles.
Note that both hands are showed edge on so that it doesn't get confusing for the reader. The top hand touches the bottom hand, and presses on the bottom hand. There is movement but it is of the fingers (the little arrows) the combination of * and ~ ensures that the hands remain in contact and pressing.
Charles Butler
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From: Edi Strouhal <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2013 7:34 AM
Subject: How can we write ...?


First: in attach I send You questions concerned for writing a sign in SZJ
(Slovenian sign language). 

Second: Is it possible to make a fonts for Slovenian sign alphabet?
Our alphabet is some different from ASL. Our deaf don´t understand ASL
alphabet at all. In attach I send you SLOVENIAN ALPHABET. This my question
is only for information.

Thank you for your advice and help. Greetings from sunshine Ljubljana. Edi.



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