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SW-L  September 2012

SW-L September 2012

Subject:

Re: New handshapes for the ISWA 2010

From:

Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

Date:

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:39:01 -0500

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Hi Adam & Maria,

There are a huge amount of handshapes in the ISWA 2010. No doubt. I can
agree that there's has to be something close enough.

But if a group of writers feels that they need a new handshape for their
language, I don't feel like I have the right to tell them no. I think it
is a matter of respect and empowerment.

If we add a new handshape, it should be essential with multiple examples
of use. A unique handshape needed for a single sign probably doesn't
need to be ad