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From:  Bill Reese
Date:  Tue Nov 9, 1999  3:31 pm
Subject:  Re: Axial stationary movement "Reverse, opposite"


Stefan,

"I hate to say this..." is an expression. What it means is something like, "I
know this is off-topic," or, "This may be distracting," or even, "I hope I'm not
intruding." It could also be a bit critical, like, "This might not work if
people see something that is not what we are attempting to show." Made me think
that Chinese and other "character" languages may have evolved from very pictoral
to thier present day forms in part from a need to clear up such things. I don't
know if Sign Writing is open to such transition but it's certainly a
possibility. If it survives, adapts and comes into widespread use, if could
become vastly different in the far future.

I'd like to think that the work being done now is the basic form of this written
language and all of this communication and sign writing construction going on
right now will continue to evolve it. Can't wait to see what it looks like 10
years from now. :-)

Bill Reese




Stefan Woehrmann wrote:

> Hi Bill,
> can you explain that a little bit? What do you mean "I hate to say this...
> we had fun to write the signs step by step - we typed the symbol on SW 4.3
> and changed it again and again until we felt that it fits.
> In the end - its like a face - right - Johannes smiled at it - he took
> doubled information out of it - how to move his hands and that itīs fun -
>
> Stefan
>
> >From: Bill Reese
> >Reply-To: SignWriting List
> >To: SignWriting List
> >Subject: Re: Axial stationary movement "Reverse, opposite"
> >Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1999 18:45:56 -0500
> >
> >I hate to say this but both signs look like figures. The left one is a
> >smiling
> > figure
> >standing. The right is a frowning scary face. Ack. :-)
> >
> >Otherwise, I would say that the right one seems to approximate the movement
> > better.
> >
> >Bill Reese
> >
> >
> >
> >Stefan Woehrmann wrote:
> >
> > > Hello Valerie and SWL members
> > >
> > > I red the description a few times and our team (my son Johannes and me)
> > > would like to offer our suggestion.
> > > Have a look at the attachment please.
> > >
> > > Bye Stefan ;-)
> > >
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> > >
> >------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > Name: my suggestion on the
> >right
> > side.gif
> > > my suggestion on the right side.gif Type: GIF Image (image/gif)
> > > Encoding: base64
>
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