|Here is a challenge for you,
When I think of the shape of the mouth for the English words "red" and "green" I would be at a loss to show how that could be articulated with anything other than cued speech. The articulations on the face are precisely the same.
Their ASL signs are completely different, but a face model would not help unless it is a different kind of signal than a face.
That is the linguistic model of the two words. The G cannot be seen on the face, as a velar consonant it is simply not seen, and the D and the N are articulated in the same place on the visible tongue.
Cued speech, which indicates velar positions as well as lips and tongue, divides those out, and it has been used with spectacular success in English-language based classes in the U.S. to show writing English based on the spoken word.
I am not an expert in cued speech, I write ASL in SW with what knowledge I have, which is not highly detailed in terms of anything other than the P, F, and M articulations which appear in ASL not as indicators of English words but as articulators within ASL itself, not based on English, such as the PAH of success (with a P articulator and a breath), and the MMM of agreement.
What your system is used for is "visible German" which is a good thing of itself, but I have seen SW as a writing system for a language in and of itself, a conceptual language with its own grammar, so that the DELEGS system would need to be augmented at a separate level to show English and ASL compared for "production" reasons, in which case I would put the Gebaerdenschrift with the English not with the ASL. It's a cued system to show how German appears on the mouth, and I use the facial expressions to show how ASL appears on the mouth when it accompanies ASL, not as an augmenter to writing English.
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