SignWriting List
March 5, 2012

Hello Madson - Thank you for posting the photos below - that helped so much!

That is a hard sign to write easily -

Just like Charles, when I read the way it was written in SignWriting before, I did not realize we were dealing with both right and left hands. In a case like this, I would suggest writing arm lines attached to the two hands in the beginning…that way there is no doubt for the reader that we are starting with two hands - 

As you know, SignWriting originally started as a stick-figure writing system, and in this case, adding arm lines will help the reader, whether you write from the Front View or the Overhead View…

So try writing it again if you can -

Val ;-)


On Mar 5, 2012, at 12:03 PM, Charles Butler wrote:

O sinal gripe suino, sim. Eu nao entende sinal ter com duas maos. Agora e claro.
The sign is swine flu, yes. I did not understand the sign to have two hands. Now it is clear.
The spelling would be right hand, left hand, head from above, then brush twice, pinch twice, and move twice. Shouldn't it have two brush marks?  
Charles Butler
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Clear writing moves business forward.


On Mar 5, 2012, at 11:46 AM, Madson Barreto wrote:

Hello Charles!

This signal is not flu. It is "swine flu" (Influenza 'A' - H1N1).
The left hand ("S" - closed fist) touch or stand in front of the nose.
The right hand ("pinch") causes the movement indicated in speeling (writing).
See photos.

Write your hands in front of the face of the sign difficult to read, so we chose to write in Vision Up.


Madson and Raquel Barreto