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From:  Bill Reese
Date:  Thu Nov 16, 2000  2:54 am
Subject:  Re: Thanks Bill and Charles and Everyone ;-)


I see Charles point about the handshapes. And I notice how the ASL sign
of "photo" is understandable- I certainly could read it ok. It just
seems odd to twist something. The more I thought about it the more I
wondered if there was a way to "twist" the sign slightly to indicate it's
not totally sideways.

Don't take my thoughts too seriously! I'm just playing with this today.


Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> November 15, 2000
> Thanks, Bill, for your diagrams. I appreciate your sharing that with
> us. And thanks too, for Charles' comment.
> I bet you can see, Bill, how darned complicated this all becomes -
> actually your symbols are a little like the dots I was proposing - it
> is isn't that different. We were on similar thought waves!
> But then Charles pointed out another reality - even though the
> handshapes with the complete fingers are annoying because sometimes
> they don't look exactly like real life - people still read them
> quicker because they can at least see the handshape very quickly with
> all the fingers. After they see all the fingers, then they look at
> the palm facing - so children do read the handshapes with the
> complete fingers faster than the dots -
> Thus, you can see our dilemma!
> You know what I think? I think I became allergic to this subject! I
> see nothing but dots and lines swirling in my head - and I say "Let's
> write and not worry!" Agreed? smile
> --
> Val ;-)
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Valerie Sutton
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