Date: Thu Aug 3, 2000 9:53
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: Eyegaze
Hi Valerie ,
do you think it is important to "save" the symbols for the "receptive"
viewpoint - together with the ones for the "expressive" viewpoint which has
become the "natural" basis for SW ?
Iīd rather forget about them in order to get not confused or in order to not
confuse the beginners (???)
Valerie wrote: In real life, the eyes can really only go back diagonally,
but not straight back...
hhm back ? but not straight back ???
I think of my eyes as positioned at the back-wall -there is no way to go
back with my eye-gazes - in case I donīt move my head to the left or right -
instead of that I can look almost straight sideways if I really try (but
canīt see anything sharp - ouch!!)
forward diagonally up down, left , right - no problem - but back - how do
you do that ??? ;-)
Iīm planning to shoot photos on facial expressions for reasons of
demonstration - if you are interested I can attach them to a private note !?
All the best - behind the scenes ?;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: Valerie Sutton
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 3:58 PM
> On 8/2/00, Ingvild Roald wrote:
> >Just one remark: I believe the 'backward' eyegaze is for receptive
> SignWriting List
> August 2, 2000
> Good morning, everyone ;-)
> Glad to see you are starting video transcription again...Your
> writings are well written and I am looking forward to writing my
> version soon...
> In regards to eyegaze...Ingvild is correct to say that the "back"
> eyegaze becomes "front" eyegaze, when writing receptively...In other
> words, some symbols are used more in one viewpoint than the other.
> Attached are the existing eyegaze symbols...described from the
> Expressive Viewpoint. In real life, the eyes can really only go back
> diagonally, but not straight back...so the "back" position is not
> used in Expressive: