January 11, 2011
Yes - when I read a document, a single Shoulder Line means a Shoulder, not a Hip, since we had that problem back in 1984 and made that rule because our Deaf newspaper writers were mis-reading each other's writings - so when I said "strict" I meant that is the rule we follow here... to write under the Hip, we require both the Shoulder Line and the Hip Line to be written...
How do you write the Hips versus the Shoulders? Do you have some examples without the Shoulder Line that you feel are read clearly?...I would be happy to see them -
On Jan 11, 2011, at 3:07 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> Hi Val,
> thanks for your answer. Have to smile about your strict rule "... and must
> be written as a unit" ...
> So if for any purpose I would prefer the two lines one by one you are in
> doubt that you would not know which is to be interpreted as shoulder and
> which is supposed to be the hip? - ha - I bet you would understand -
> Stefan ;-)
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> Betreff: Re: AW: SW E-Lesson 0097: Neck and Shoulders
> SignWriting List
> January 11, 2011
> Hello Stefan and everyone...
> Thank you for this response. It is always great to get your feedback...which
> is excellent...
> Actually in this case, I feel it would be impossible to have that mean a Hip
> Line, since the rule is, if you want a sign to be close to the Hip Line you
> must have two lines...one for the Shoulder and one for the Hip, and the two
> lines for the Shoulder and Hip are close together, and must be written as a
> unit. Hip and Shoulder Line are one symbol in the ISWA, with a smaller space
> for the Torso than you see in the compound sign below...