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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Tue Feb 8, 2000  2:26 pm
Subject:  "What is your name?" in ASL

At 3:44 PM -0600 2/7/00, Stuart Thiessen wrote:

>P.S. I have attached a GIF since you have also requested that.
>This is probably one way out of several for asking this question.
>Also, I took these from the dictionary and believe the facial and
>movements are what I am intending them to mean.


SignWriting List
February 8, 2000

Excellent job, Stuart! Thanks for doing the .GIF...I really appreciate it....

And you wrote the sentence "What is your name?" in ASL exactly the
way I would have written it. There is only one small difference,
which I have attached.

Through experience writing a lot of ASL, we determined that there is
a slight pause before the "what". It is as if the "your name" is
established in space, marking it with a tiny pause at the end. Then
the question "what" and the question mark at the end follows...

So the pause (equivalent to a comma in English) is the only
difference between our two writings ;-)
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