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Re: please unscribe me of your list

From:

Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

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Sat, 7 Aug 2010 11:21:00 -0700

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SignWriting List
August 7, 2010

Hello Ms Byerly -
Thank you for this message.

To unsubscribe from the SignWriting List, go to:

http://listserv.valenciacc.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SW-L&A=1

Write in your email address, and scroll down and click on ...Leave SW-L... button

Then you will need to reply to an email message asking you for confirmation...

Thanks for being with us!

Val ;-)

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On Aug 7, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Byerly, Lisa wrote:

> Thank you. Ms. Byerly
>
>
> On Mon, July 5, 2010 11:00 pm, SW-L automatic digest system wrote:
> > There is 1 message totalling 98 lines in this issue.
> >
> > Topics of the day:
> >
> > 1. finger direction matters
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:19:03 +0200
> > From: Ingvild Roald
> > Subject: Re: finger direction matters
> >
> > --_5be3a1f1-eba4-4790-8288-53ed1fd8c9a5_
> > Content-Type: text/plain;
> > charset=iso-8859-1
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> >
> > In the MOVEMENT sign=2C both hands are turned the same way. Is that correct=
> > ? Do the hands turn a little sideways when they move? Or should they both b=
> > e pointed towards center and just move sideways? If you do not know the act=
> > ual sign language=2C you do not know how to read this (but then=2C this wil=
> > l be the case when signwriting is more used and standards for each sign lan=
> > guage are stabilising themselves ... the rules will differ somewhat accordi=
> > ng to the sign languages).
> >
> > Ingvild=20
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> Date: Thu=2C 1 Jul 2010 21:21:41 -0700
> >> From: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: finger direction matters
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >>=20
> >> SignWriting List
> >> July 1st=2C 2010
> >>=20
> >> I would also like to point out that if one looks at documents written aro=
> > und the world=2C that writers tend to follow the direction of the fingers. =
> > Here is an example. I have seen this handshape written both ways=2C and I f=
> > eel both are readable=2C because when the handshape is parallel to the floo=
> > r=2C there is the small space or break at the fingers to tell us that=2C an=
> > d the black back of the hand tells us that we are viewing the back of the h=
> > and parallel to the floor. So either handshape in the attached diagram can =
> > be read. But the writing of the fingers directed down seems logical and the=
> > most visual for me...and I tend to write it that way. Like in the sign for=
> > MOVEMENT attached. Finger direction is important for reading signs quickl=
> > y because meaning is held in the finger direction...so writing it as close =
> > to the way it looks in real life is important:
> >>=20
> > =
> >
> > --_5be3a1f1-eba4-4790-8288-53ed1fd8c9a5_
> > Content-Type: text/html;
> > charset=iso-8859-1
> > Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > In the MOVEMENT sign=2C both hands are turned the same way. Is that correct=
> > ? Do the hands turn a little sideways when they move? Or should they both b=
> > e pointed towards center and just move sideways? If you do not know the act=
> > ual sign language=2C you do not know how to read this (but then=2C this wil=
> > l be the case when signwriting is more used and standards for each sign lan=
> > guage are stabilising themselves ... the rules will differ somewhat accordi=
> > ng to the sign languages).
>
> Ingvild=20
> >
>
>
>
> >=3B Date: Thu=2C 1 Jul 2010 21:21:41 -0700
> >=3B Fro=
> > m: [log in to unmask]
> >=3B Subject: finger direction matters
> &g=
> > t=3B To: [log in to unmask]
> >=3B
> >=3B SignWriting List=
> >
> >=3B July 1st=2C 2010
> >=3B
> >=3B I would also like to point=
> > out that if one looks at documents written around the world=2C that writer=
> > s tend to follow the direction of the fingers. Here is an example. I have s=
> > een this handshape written both ways=2C and I feel both are readable=2C bec=
> > ause when the handshape is parallel to the floor=2C there is the small spac=
> > e or break at the fingers to tell us that=2C and the black back of the hand=
> > tells us that we are viewing the back of the hand parallel to the floor. S=
> > o either handshape in the attached diagram can be read. But the writing of =
> > the fingers directed down seems logical and the most visual for me...and I =
> > tend to write it that way. Like in the sign for MOVEMENT attached. Finger =
> > direction is important for reading signs quickly because meaning is held in=
> > the finger direction...so writing it as close to the way it looks in real =
> > life is important:
> >=3B
>
> > =
> >
> > --_5be3a1f1-eba4-4790-8288-53ed1fd8c9a5_--
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > End of SW-L Digest - 3 Jul 2010 to 5 Jul 2010 (#2010-69)
> > ********************************************************
> >
> >

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