two questions about SW, and one about ASL & call to writers

Kimberley A. Shaw kshaw at WELLESLEY.EDU
Fri Jul 1 15:19:23 UTC 2005

Hi Val and everyone:
thank you -- I love the level of detail that can be used in SW, and the
fact that one can be so precise when needed! Definitely looks/feels like
it's invented by/for choreography.
It's been interesting following the thread on how many handshapes get used
in ASL vs how many exist in SW -- many times I feel like the same
handshapes/motions do crop up again and again, with once in a while one of
the more exotic ones *really* becoming necessary.
Will be happy to stay tuned for the rest of answers to my ?? whenever.
You should see my on-the-fly-SW from class: very, very concise, the exact
opposite of Charles' sunrise_2!

sw-l at on Friday, July 01, 2005 at 11:05 AM -0500
>SignWriting List
>July 1, 2005
>Hello Kim, Charles - Everyone -
>I am running a little behind on several jobs, and I am sorry for my  
>delay in responding to so many questions...
>The symbols that Charles is using, Kim, are called Surface Symbols.  
>You can read a little about them on the web. They are very detailed  
>symbols that state whether a symbol is in front of, on top of or to  
>the side of another symbol. Sometimes we have no choice but to use  
>them, but in everyday writing, it oftentimes is too much detail..It  
>really depends on the sign, and the purpose of the writing...I hope  
>to be able to start answering all your questions later today...But  
>meanwhile, here is information about the surface symbols....

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