Date: Tue Nov 16, 1999 12:50
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: JSL vs. TSL "Reverse, opposite"
At 23:25 11/07/1999 GMT, you wrote:
> Mark and All -
> It's interesting to see how SW allows us to compare signs
> cross-linguistically. TSL and JSL "opposite" are historically related, from
> the same root, i.e. they are "cognates". The movement in JSL is much more
> involved than in TSL. All of the circular movement is gone in TSL, and all
> we have is a simple back-of-fingers contact. Note the GIF.
> - Wayne
Wayne, A bit late, sorry, I've been out of the e-mail loop for a while, but
you should know that the TSL sign, as you wrote it, is also in use in
Japan. It has more of an "against" feeling to it, whereas the one I
described is more like "totally reversed".
It is fun to compare.