Handwriting course Stefans homework
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Sun Jan 14 20:33:19 UTC 2007
this is what I do for SignWriting notebook-paper. I've taken a sheet of
ruled notebook paper, and drawn over every 3rd line in black ink with a
felt-tip pen, so that I end up with a sheet of paper that has nice dark
lines that are 1 inch apart (= ca. 2 cm.). Turning my notepad sideways, as
do people I know who write Japanese vertically, I then slide this sheet
under the one I'm currently writing on, and voila! A sheet full of
guidelines for vertical columns.
I am thinking of getting some notepads made up that have the 1-inch columns
already on the pages -- would anybody else be interested?
Also, for $2.50 US, I found these notebooks online, which are designed for
vertical writing ... and they do come in different sizes, some with bigger
blocks, some with smaller.Like US "elementary" versus "college-ruled"
Kim from Boston
On 1/14/07, Ingvild Roald <iroald at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Personally, I used a block of ruled paper - 0.5 cm squares - for my
> I used 2 of the squares for the with of the hand symbol, and wrote about a
> full page of each symbol until I felt comfortable with the strokes and the
> look. - Look forward to Val's comment of the way my symbols look, she may
> not be entirely pleased, maybe .... Well, I am back at being a student,
> then the teacher is the boss ...
> As for the two open lines fot the flat hand in bird's perspective - maybe
> would feel better if we kept the bottom, and just let the top off?
> And as for the arrows - mostly, I would say they do not matter, but if you
> let the arrowstem go all the way up to the tip for the right hand, and not
> for the left, you do get a distiction
> >From: "Stefan Wöhrmann"<stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE>
> >Reply-To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> >To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> >Subject: [sw-l] Handwriting course Stefans homework
> >Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 10:09:32 +0100
> >Hi Valerie – sw-listmembers – participants of the SW Handwriting course –
> >attached you find page 8 - homework of this Handwriting course
> >Hi Valerie – here are my comments while I tried to follow your advice :
> >1) I asked myself – thinking of my students and of me when I had
> >a 6 year old boy – does it make sense to write carefully and slowly in
> >beginning instead of just focus on speed?
> >At my age – speed is not my first interest in Handwriting – but rather
> >option to be able to take notes in a reasonable time if no computer is
> >asside – or if I wish to make a first draft of video-transcription –
> >So I guess I will retry to write everything with more accuracy – even as
> >writing a calligraphic piece of art – For my first grade students I even
> >developed worksheets that allowed them just to write upon given lines and
> >letters in order to practise the keystroke again and again in a guided
> >manner ... I think of same materials for SW Handwriting.
> >2) In order to understand the Handwriting procedure I had to turn
> >several time to your posted lessons – showing lifelike drawings of
> >handshapes – SW printing and SW Handwriting aside. Thanks for that – it
> >great support
> >3) Within this context – I bet that a rather stupid repetition of
> >every handshape in all 96 variations would be a rather helpful task to
> >become familiar with how to write ... I would prefer to have access to a
> >table of clearly written handsymbols of the six basic hand shapes we used
> >talk about –
> >4) Flat hand with no lines (parallel to the floor seems not that
> >to read for me – hm – somehow I feel uncomfortable with this solution –
> >about others??
> >5) What about arrow – writing. I am looking forward to learn about
> >your ideas how to distinguish between right hand/ lefthand – both hands
> >arrows (Within this excercise I watched myself to neglect the fill for
> >right hand movement and even wrote the arrowhead – which is used in
> >for "hands as unit" – for right hand movement – Especially circle
> >( like in sign are of particular interest to me.)
> >6) When I started to create TT-Fonts for publishing I tried to
> >understand your idea bind "symbol – construction" At that time I
> >every sign and compared the lenghts of the lines and the proportions of
> >different symbols. In the end I understood several principles that are
> >really interesting regarding lenght and width of the differen symbols.
> >knows how much time you spend on this question or whether you felt guided
> >DOS – pixel – graphic – possibilities? Anyway while trying to do my
> >I understood that there are different proportions compared to printing-
> >example often I write the circle for the head too small ... so I guess it
> >will take time to develop a kind of feeling for proportions in
> >7) It turned out that copying printing to Handwriting repeatedly
> >been a neccessary until I felt able to do the Handwriting without
> >support. I guess that Deaf people – fluent in their SignLanguage – will
> >not as much trouble to imagine a visual representation of all the
> >possibilities of handshape and handorientation. So back to practice of
> >writing again and again 96 hand –tables - ;-)
> >8) Can you add numbers to the pages or can you teach me how to add
> >numbers to a downloaded PDF ?
> >9) What do you recommend for scanning? The scanner offers different
> >options – 100 dpi enough for our purposes? Are you interested in the
> >original page or just in what we wrote on paper. The last option would
> >us to scan a smaller area – less pixel – minor bites!
> >10) Just imaging – sitting in your house – doing this Handwriting it
> >be helpful to get your feedback while you are going around and looking at
> >procedure – smaller or big enough, too slow or quick enough, and to learn
> >from others about their ideas, problems and questions. So thank you soooo
> >much for your time and attention to do all this email-feedback and your
> >website – design – which is a standard of its own - congrats -
> >I got photos from some participants and as I said before it is fun to put
> >faces to the names and lateron sign names. So everybody of this
> >course is invited who is interested to get his own Handwriting and
> >signname as a unique TT – Font to send a photo to me. –
> >I am looking forward to study the comments and feedback and to learn more
> >about Handwriting next week.
> >Have a super weekend
> >Stefan ;-)
> ><< homework1January13.png >>
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