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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Jun 17, 1998  2:34 pm
Subject:  Writing Tongue Movements

Dear SignWriting List Members:
I get technical questions that might be of interest to you. Here is a
recent question:

"When the sign includes a tongue movement, can that be written? For
several signs, it sounds/looks like they're saying la-la-la-la-la as they
sign, an up-and-down tongue movement. Others have back-and-forth movements
with the tongue. Ideas or suggestions?"

Yes! Of course we write tongue movements. I have posted examples on our
SignWriting Web Site:

Look at the last row of tongue diagrams, entitled "Tongue Movements".

Notice the "wiggly lines". They show "wiggling" side to side, and up and
down. The last example (the 6th example) shows what you need for the
"la-la-la" movement. It is the tip of the tongue touching the roof of the
mouth, and moving up and down.

All of you are welcome to ask me technical questions, and I will post
answers on the web :-)

Have a wonderful day!

Valerie Sutton :-)

Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
(619)456-0098 voice
(619)456-0010 tty
(619)456-0020 fax

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