AW: [sw-l] Eye-Blinks

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Fri Jan 19 21:57:29 UTC 2007


Well, I did glance at it, but overlooked the hinge movements for the 
eyes closed. I wonder if the eye symbols and the hinge symbols would be 
too busy. If we simply substituted the downward hinge symbol for the 
eye symbols, perhaps that could represent blinks? [1] Of course, there 
is a risk that the downward hinge and the closed eye symbols could look 
too much the same if we don't make sure to write them differently. 
Another option (just brainstorming here) could be to use a composite of 
the eye open/closed symbol to represent a blink? [2] But I know that 
just adds more symbols instead of making it simpler.

Valerie does have the eyelashes symbol and batting the eyelashes, but I 
am not sure if that fits here.

Thanks,

Stuart

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On Jan 19, 2007, at 15:16, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

> Hi Stuart,
>
> well while transcribing from video I could identify the same thing - 
> ;-)
>
> Did you already read this lesson :
>
>
> http://www.signwriting.org/lessons/elessons/less008.html
>
>
> All the best
>
> Stefan ;-)
>
>
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] Im Auftrag von Stuart 
> Thiessen
> Gesendet: Freitag, 19. Januar 2007 17:21
> An: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Betreff: [sw-l] Eye-Blinks
>
> I am transcribing a video and noticed that the eye-blinks in this video
> seem significant. As far as I can tell from the Archives and the
> website, we have not discussed that issue online. I am curious if any
> of you have written blinks before. For now, I am thinking of just
> writing it as closed eyes or two heads with one having closed eyes then
> one having open eyes. Sometimes, this happens during the pause between
> signs. I have noticed that in ASL, the eyeblinks can indicate almost an
> end of sentence or end of thought or transition between thoughts. I
> haven't studied this in enough detail to be sure of that conclusion
> though.
>
> Any thoughts or feedback on writing this?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Stuart
>
>
>
>


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