|SignWriting List Forum|
"Wayne H. Smith" |
Date: Tue May 25, 1999 10:30 pm
Subject: Re: New SignWriter Features?
Valerie and everybody -
Just thought of a few more more needed non-manual symbols:
1. cheeks puffed on one side only (needed for TSL PINK, FALSE,
ONE-MONTH, and a few more)
2. mouth open, tongue wagging from side to side (needed for TSL
3. mouth open, teeth biting down once (needed for TSL FINISH)
Also, how does one indicate signs that are made on the back of the
head, e.g. TSL MANCHU, HIGH-BLOOD-PRESSURE?
Finally (until I think of something else), TSL namesigns are
interesting in that many of them are marked for gender, much as in Spanish:
Mario, Maria, Patricio, Patricia, etc. For men's namesigns, the thumb
(meaning "male") is extended, and for women's namesigns, the pinky (meaning
"female") is extended. This often means that a whole set of handshape
symbols might be needed just to handle this phenomenon. Is there an easy
way that we can just generate the needed handshapes, or will I have to use
the old way of piecing handshape symbols together using bits and pieces
under the - key?
Will appreciate any feedback and suggestions.