AW: AW: [sw-l] Understanding a sign

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Nov 16 17:28:38 UTC 2009

Thanks, I was thinking back to "VERY" old days and will correct the sign.

From: SignWriting <signwriting at>
To: SignWriting List <sw-l at>
Sent: Mon, November 16, 2009 11:15:19 AM
Subject: Re: AW: AW: [sw-l] Understanding a sign

Yes...the plus sign has only one grasp or to hold on to is not needed for compounds because one can see easily that it is not two signs, but one compound sign....

And this has nothing to do with writing vertically or matter which direction you write it is easy to see a compound sign from two separate signs..

For example, take a look at DAUGHTER in ASL...

Even if the compound sign does not have a connecting arrow between the two parts of the sign, we can still see the difference between a compound sign and two separate signs without the need for an added symbol to connect has to do with how you space the compound...the two parts of a compound sign are closer to each other...

Val ;-)


On Nov 16, 2009, at 7:52 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

> Hi Charles,
> I do not use the cross symbol for any other reason but to indicate a grasp contact. I prefer compounds written on one level. (But that may be a tribute to my horizontal writing most of the time. We will see whether that changes ...)
> Stefan ;-)
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