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From:  Stefan Woehrmann
Date:  Wed Mar 8, 2000  9:19 pm
Subject:  Re: Alternating Finger Movement

>From: Valerie Sutton
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Alternating Finger Movement
>Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 08:12:39 -0800
>On 3/5/00, Hope Hurlbut wrote:
>>Dear Stefan,
>>Thank you for your "spider gymnastics". I had a good laugh at it. I
>>reading your .gif.
>SignWriting List
>March 8, 2000
>And I agree with Hope, Stefan. That was a charming message and your
>writing was adorable ;-)
>I know that you did not actually ask for my analysis of your writing
>in the "spider gymnastics" attachment, but I did notice a detail that
>may be frustrating you....regarding the Alternating Finger symbol.

Dear Valerie,

no - not at all. Mistakes are our friends. Without "Jim" who knows - I will
fill up my growing dictionary with lots of additional mistakes.
So - itīs so good to learn this now!
Thanks you so much for your attention!!

All the best


>In my attached diagram, Number 2 is a sign taken from your writing.
>It is not correct. It should look like Number 1.
>The single Finger-Trill Symbol cannot be placed over each
>instead must be connected to mean all of the Alternating Fingers are
>moving together in an "on-going alternating movement".
>The single Alternating Symbol, which you used, can only be written
>once near a handshape. A complete explanation of that symbol is in
>the Parkhurst's textbook SignoEscritura, or look on this web page for
>further explanation:
>Single Finger Trills
>In this attachment, I have included some of the diagrams from the web:
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><< less079.gif >>

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