I am just a hearing beginner, but when I add a sign in LSQ dictionnary, I try to respect if the hand is in diagonal with the body.
In my mind, hands are perpendicular or parallel, but when I copy a video of a deaf person or when I sign, often, hands are in diagonal.  This is because of physiological comfort.
Each time I write a hand shape in diagonal, it feels more aesthetic and more authentic.
Details are what make a difference for me.
André Lemyre

Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 22:28:32 +0200
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Subject: AW: help with writing an ASL sentence for an academic paper
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Hi Cherie and everybody,

-hm  - smile – same thing with your spelling of „write“


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In this case you inform us, that you intend to express your idea ...”in signwriting I write down in columns, and so the same on my palm.”


I have difficulty to perform your sign ...  left hand parallel to the floor palm up. Right hand parallel to the wall – back of hand to the right, moving back several times while index-thumb unit brushes the left palm. ...mh


All best








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SENTENCE is added to give THIS some context.  THIS alone felt all stranded, like a classifier without a referent.  WITH doesn't feel right to me.  It is actually the same sign as TOGETHER, and in this context it isn't about being 'with' something it is about what method is used to convey it, so I went with HOW as a rhetorical.  I almost added WHATrhq after THIS SENTENCE, but decided one rhetorical was enough...




From: maria galea <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, September 7, 2013 7:41 PM
Subject: help with writing an ASL sentence for an academic paper


Dear list members particularly ASL users,


A friend of mine who happens to be a linguist in the field of writing systems of the world is hoping to include the mentioning of SignWriting as a writing system of the world, and he has asked if someone could translate the following sentence into ASL SignWriting:


"This is an American sign language example written with SignWriting "


If you could add sign-to-meaning correspondences, syntactic factors, and lexical selection considerations would be helpful for him.


Thank you! It would be great if SignWriting makes its way into the academic field of writing systems, so thank you very much for helping out with this (i can't do it myself, because I'm not an ASL user)


best regards to everyone!