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SignWriting List
January 20, 2014

I am re-posting this message, written yesterday, since it apparently never made it to the List -

Thank you, Adam, for your book on ASL Hand Symbols, and for pinning down the handshapes needed to write ASL -

List members - scroll way down in this message to see the hand symbols Adam chose to write ASL with…these are the symbols in the book online, which you can download for free - see link below...

Val ;-)

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On Jan 19, 2014, at 1:30 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

SignWriting List
January 19, 2014

Adam’s book entitled “American Sign Language Hand Symbols” was published Summer, 2013, and is free for download on this web page:

SignWriting Lessons Books (number 2 on this page)
http://www.signwriting.org/lessons/books/

or here is the exact link:

SignWriting: American Sign Language Hand Symbols Manual
http://www.signwriting.org/archive/docs9/sw0827_American_Sign_Language_Hand_Symbols_Frost_Sutton_2013.pdf

It can also be purchased in the SignWriting Shop…

http://www.signwriting.org/shop/SignWriting_ASL_Hand_Symbols_Manual.html

Val ;-)

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On Jan 19, 2014, at 12:54 PM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

What I did find so far is in the books section of the SignWriting website. It is called something like ASL handshapes. 

Adam

On Jan 14, 2014, at 2:45 PM, "maria galea" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Adam,
Did you manage to produce anything from the questions you had asked about the necessity of all ASL handshapes in Puddle? Is the ASL handshape manual available yet?
Thanks in advance,
Maria


On 23 April 2013 05:31, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Yes, I agree that is another sign used by ASL signers using the R with the thumb extended. :-)

Adam

On Apr 22, 2013, at 7:22 PM, "KJ Boal" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I also use it for the sign “retire” (or retirement) – it’s probably considered more of a Signed English or SEE variation since it’s initialized, but I believe it’s still commonly used around here.

 

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KJ

 

From: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cherie Wren
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 4:04 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Handshapes used in ASL

 

third group, 9th sign-- the R with thumb extended--  I have been racking my brain trying to find a sign that uses that.  Then I though, Duh... and did a symbol search in the American signpuddle, found all of one match, and that was a name sign.  How do you evaluate whether that is truly necessary?  Many people are "thumb signers" ---meaning they lazily leave the thumb sticking out even when it is not part of the sign/handshape.  There are "pinky signers" too. 

This is just my first read thru, and looked mostly at what is NOT a regular ASL handshape.  That is the only one I questioned at all.  I'll give it some more study to see if there is anything missing from the list...  that is harder!  Did you look at Stokoe's work to see what handshapes he included as required in ASL?

cherie

 

 


From: Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:27 PM
Subject: Handshapes used in ASL

 

I have been looking at the Symbol Frequency in SignPuddle to see what handshapes would truly be necessary in ASL. What I did was I added symbols with high frequency automatically and then looked at the handshapes that had a low number to judge if the signs written could be written with or with a different symbol from my personal experience. Below is the list that I have come up with. I was quite amazed that there were only 83. Are there any handshapes that you feel I might have errorously ignored or overzealously added?

 

Adam

 

    

     

           

   

                    

           

  

            

      

 


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