White color - Key handshape is not practical

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Wed Jan 2 03:50:59 UTC 2013

SignWriting List
January 1st, 2013

Hello SignWriting List -

I realize now that I placed the wrong date on my message below - it is now 2013, not 2012!

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

And it will be a blessed year for all of us, I know!

Dali sent me the sign he was referring to…and I like the way you wrote this sign, Dali. It is very good and easy to read. The fingers are directed up, as they look in real life…keep it just as it is…

The symbols are flopped and turned to look as they do in real life as much as possible, so there is not one direction for any of these hand symbols - they can be placed at different angles depending on what looks the best for each position -


On Jan 1, 2013, at 5:20 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> January 1, 2012
> We are not asking you to re-write anything, Dali - I do not expect you to re-write your whole SignPuddle at all - there are different ways to use the hand symbols, so please do not worry - Go right ahead and write the hand symbols as you feel works best for you - It was important to understand the Surface Symbols correctly because that is an actual error in the book, but the hand symbols are used in different ways around the world -
> Val ;-)
> ------
> On Jan 1, 2013, at 5:07 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
>> Hi Dali balti,
>> can you add sp,e examples to explain what you are talkin about?
>> All the best
>> Stefan
>> Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:SW-L at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU] Im Auftrag von Dali balti
>> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2013 01:11
>> Betreff: White color - Key handshape is not practical
>> Hello dear friends and happy new year!!!
>> Everyone of us knows the "key handshape"!!! in the old manuals, when this key is written with white color I find it very practical to write the thumb and the index in an opposite direction to the black, it is very obvious as you can see it with your own eyes!!!! But, in the new book made by dear Valerie and brother Adam Frost, I noticed that whatever the color was, the fingers have always the same direction and orientation!!!! I am puzzled, and I have to correct my whole signpuddle!!!! I found myself obliged to "imagine" it black if I wanted to write it white!!!! please can you consider this case!!! it is not practical at all!!!! Sorry to tell you that, but it is very puzzling, and I think that many might sense the same trouble!!!!

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