Ethiopian Manual Alphabet(EMA)

eyasu tamene eyasuh at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jul 25 07:56:44 UTC 2005

Dear Charles,
Thank you for putting them in the dictionary. I hope you wouldn't mind if there are any changes!



Charles Butler <chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
I have constructed some which are now in the Ethiopian list, one uses the extended middle finger on top of an E, one is an extension of the R variant handshape (index finger on top of middle finger with an extra finger crooked onto the square.  I used the construction pieces for those.  
Some of the others I can't construct with the pieces available.

Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:
SignWriting List
July 22, 2005

On Jul 22, 2005, at 12:09 AM, eyasu tamene wrote:
Would you point me where I can get the new symbols which are not 
available in the sign puddle?

Hello Eyasu and Charles...
Temporary construction of symbols can be done by clicking on the 
Limbs icon at the top right...You will find little finger pieces and 
arm lines there etc...Then you can piece it together...

These can only be temporary, however, because a constructed handshape 
cannot be sorted by SSS and cannot be used to search I plan 
to get to your new handshapes and put them in the IMWA officially as 
soon as I can... Val ;-)

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