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From:  James Womack
Date:  Tue Mar 21, 2000  9:16 am
Subject:  Re: SignWriting as a gateway?


Charles Butler wrote:
>
> Gotta respond to this one....
>
> > True up to a point. However, "fingerspelling is not signing,"
>
> to a point, James, however, "fingerspelling" though static is still using
> the shapes of the human hand, a portion of signing, to represent a real
> meaning, an english letter reduced to a handshape (or two hands if British
> fingerspelling). Fingerspelling is not ASL, that I will give you, but to
> say that Fingerspelling is not signing, that simply is not true.

A circle is infinite and repetitive. I step off the merry go
round here.

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