I expected that the answer would be that the initial mouth position depends on previous expressions. So, I will explain it like that in the SignAnimating guide.
A will keep the zig-zag for chattering.
B will remain the same with the option of putting the impact symbol, in the face or beside it if it is not confused with a handshape strike.
C will be moved up and down in the face.
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:12:55 -0700
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Subject: Re: Meaning of Teeth, Tongue and Cheeks symbols
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June 24, 2014
Hello André -
Sorry for my delay in answering - Actually I do not see your A, B and C below to mean the same movement - of course the Jaw goes up and down, so in that sense it is the same but A is very small chattering of teeth - like trembling on the tongue, and B is really biting the tongue - ouch! and C is down-down-down , which is not the same as OUCH!
so the emphasis and the feeling behind these movements are important -
You know, the little hashtags - the Strike Symbols - those I took from a cartoon series I saw once where they used those in the cartoon to show a person getting struck by something - it was used to show the process of being hit, or struck -
When it comes to animating these, I would think the mouth that is open before the movement would be different depending on the circumstance..so it could be what you have there, or it could be a variety of other open mouth symbols and tongue symbols depending on the situation…which is not much help I realize - I do not know of a rule to suggest -
While we are chatting, I want to let you all know that I am working on the web pages, and Presentation 15 from Tunisia (we have two wonderful presentations from Tunisia) - Presentation 15 by Mohamed Ali Balti, Wafa Laajili and Fedi Bahri - they are doing animation of SignWriting - I did not know this until a few days ago - they sent me some videos to post - at the moment I have one video posted of them teaching in Deaf classroom:
So maybe you might want to communicate about this -
I will be working on your page soon, André ;-)
I will tell you when I post their animation videos -
Thanks so much for your questions - I suspect I didn’t help much this evening -
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