chazzer3 at EROLS.COM
Sat Jun 1 00:40:20 UTC 2002
The signs were meant to be the same sign. For me, if you are looking at the
top of the head, the hand is half/half because that's what you see from
The Pharaoh sign is interesting.
----- Original Message -----
From: Stefan Woehrmann2 <stefanwoehrmann at HOTMAIL.COM>
To: <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA>
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: Malta-Scorpion
> Hi Charles and listmembers,
> looking at your message and at the attached gifs of "Pharaoh" in ASL
> I realized a difference in my understanding of reading and writing from
> different perspectives -
> it is true that my deaf students (9th grade) prefer spellings that are not
> split in different perspectives - and I agree that as often as possible I
> should try to stick to one perspective (top down or front-view, or side-
> view) -
> but on the other hand - there is sometimes a need to read and write the
> single symbols that are combined to a whole sign are written from
> perspectives .
> I don ^È· feel confused if this happens and there is almost none risk to
> misunderstand the symbol !
> Your attached pharao shows two different signs - correct ?
> One sign back of hand towards the signer - the other one - back of hand to
> the right ! (while the head is shown in top down the right hand is written
> from front- view. )
> Attached is the German sign for "Pharaoh" for those who are interested in
> comparing signs of different SL
> All the best
> Stefan ;-)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Butler" <chazzer3 at EROLS.COM>
> To: <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA>
> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 12:38 PM
> Subject: Re: Malta-Scorpion
> > Whenever I change perspective, I look at the hand from that perspective.
> > Since I'm looking down from the top, the hand must be half and half
> > than all black as I am seeing the edge of the hand rather than the back
> > the hand.
> > This is the only way I know of to show the "back top" of the head as
> > to the front top of the head, like one of the signs I have seen for
> > "Pharaoh" with a serpent brushing up from the forehead. (two signs
> > attached)
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Charles Butler <chazzer3 at EROLS.COM>
> > To: <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 8:55 PM
> > Subject: Re: Malta-Scorpion
> > > Here's my take on it. If the back is at the bottom looking at the top
> > > the head, this should be accurate for "scorpion"
> > >
> > > Charles Butler
> > >
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