but Adam - if you prefer to eliminate the second position and you feel it can be read, that is fine -

In this writing, maybe the right hand only moves a little bit down, not a lot?






On Aug 8, 2019, at 1:56 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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August 8, 2019

Hi Adam and SW List members -

Hmmmm ;-)

Regarding the ASL sign for BOTH - Each example is readable... and thank you, Adam, and cw and writers in SignWriter Java, for writing this sign.

There are 2 writing rules or guidelines that I try to follow:

1. "First, write the Position of Contact" (page 194-195 in the Lessons in SignWriting Textbook)

2. "Every sign has a center" (page 196 and continues for some pages....)

So in the sign for BOTH, the way I interpret it, there are 2 Positions of Contact - the beginning position and the ending position, since the fingers came together and contacted each other in the ending position... that is why I choose to write the second position - I think it is easier for the reader - no guessng

So based on Adam's most recent writing, I have included my suggestion:


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On Aug 8, 2019, at 10:30 AM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Here’s another question. ;-)

I have been struggling with spelling BOTH. Looking in SignPuddle, I found a couple of spellings. The first is from “cw”, and the second was copied from SignWriter Java.


In 2013, I rewrote these two. Looking at it now, I don’t think it is very readable, although it is more compact.


I just now decided to rewrite it now. I know it uses another advance symbol, but is it readable if you know what the symbols mean?






Adam

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