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From:  Stefan Woehrmann
Date:  Thu Aug 3, 2000  12:22 pm
Subject:  eyebrows -movements up-down quickly

Hi Valerie, Joe and Listmembers,
as it is always -
one explanation leads directly to the next question

I would like to transcribe a sign where the signer simply moves his eyebrows
quickly up and down while looking straight to the friend ( kind of

Any idea how to write this if not with four faces next to each other ???)


Stefan ;-)

Sorry I forgot to add my own suggestion- gif. Itīs not fair to put all the
burdon on you. So I went back to my "lessons in Sign-Writing " (- BTW -
Valerie - itīs such a good qualitiy - I use it almost every day but the
paper and the cover are still in excellent shape! Same with Goldilocks
books - the laminated cover is great!! )

I found the sign for "Batting Eyelashes" what do you think if I take this
symbol for bending at the knuckle-joints also for the eyebrows - or would
double-stem arrows (the shortes ones) serve better ?
Have a look at the attached gif please.

----- Original Message -----
From: joe martin
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2000 6:42 AM
Subject: Re: bible project 2


>From: Stefan Woehrmann
>Subject: Re: bible project 2
>Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 01:36:45 +0200
>Joe wrote:
> > about eye arrows........
> > Hmmmmm....It makes more sense to use double stemmed arrows; that means
> > movement in the wall plane--up/down. You can't move your eyebrows > any
> > way!! I wrote single stems, just being lazy, din't really think it
> > mattered.
>Wait a minute - I didnīt read your single stems as indicators for
>eyebrows-movements - Was that your intention?
>I thought of the eye-gaze -which isnīt possible this way ..;-)
Whoops! You're right. I shouldn't have said eye"brows". My arrows just
meant the eyes are looking at the signs he makes. It's exactly like the
goldilocks video (except that I used single stemmed arrows.) Also, it is
predictable and thus not necesary to write it. That is, we know that
whenever one sets up a classifier in space, one looks at it; and therefore
we would normally assume that the eyegaze was there, and not bother to write
it down.


Thanks, Stefan, for your help on the rotations; that clears it up ;-)
Joe Martin, plain old ordinary student
Top left corner, USA

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