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Re: AW: the diagonal plane in SW

From:

Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

Date:

Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:13:50 -0700

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SignWriting List
September 3, 2010

> On Sep 3, 2010, at 10:54 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> Uuups Valerie, the airplane in the lower part of your graphic will not made it.


Hello Stefan and everyone -
smile....If you are talking about the second sign in the attached, I believe that is correctly signed that way within ASL sentences, whether it is logical or not when looking at a single sign ...smile... but I am not an ASL expert and I must leave these issues to the signers who write them -  for all I know the one that I wrote is not correct in ASL - I have no one here to help me with that kind of feedback -

So here is a good question, Stefan - can you show us a sign from German Sign Language or Signed German, that uses the Diagonal arrow forward or back?

And does anyone else have a sign they can show us from LIBRAS or another sign language? That might help the discussion...smile...

Someone told me yesterday that they wish we would use more examples from other sign languages rather than ASL, so here is a good time to start...

Val ;-)





----- On Sep 3, 2010, at 10:54 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote: > Uuups Valerie, the airplane in the lower part of your graphic will not made > it. > > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- > Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton > Gesendet: Freitag, 3. September 2010 18:55 > An: [log in to unmask] > Betreff: Re: the diagonal plane in SW > > SignWriting List > September 3, 2010 > > Hello Gan and everyone on the List: > > Yes, your statement is correct, but this would add more information: > > "Sign languages do use the Front-Diagonal-Plane occasionally. SignWriting > hand symbols are not written on the Front-Diagonal-Plane. They are always > written parallel to the Wall or Floor Planes, and the Front-Diagonal-Plane > information is written through the movement arrows." > > An excellent example of this is the sign for AIRPLANE DEPARTS in ASL...the > hands are written parallel to the Floor Plane, and the diagonal movement > arrow gives the diagonal information: >

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