<DIV>Stuart, you may want to look at the write up I did for the Libras dictionary project (follow the SW link there) as it included my sequence for sign spelling, and it addresses some of your concerns in the way that I set up the procedure for the sequence in my dictionary.</DIV>
<DIV><BR><BR><B><I>Valerie Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org></I></B> wrote:</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">SignWriting List<BR>October 7, 2005<BR><BR>Hello Stuart, Bill and Kathleen -<BR>This is a message that is very appropriate! I am still working on <BR>explaining what I call SignSpelling Guidelines, and some of this is <BR>exactly related to your identifying an anchor...I really like that <BR>term, Stuart...<BR><BR>And thanks to you all for your patience with me...I am still <BR>developing the pages for this...I am so slow these days.... But I am <BR>almost ready to post...and then it will be fun to discuss <BR>this...Meanwhile have a great day....<BR><BR>Val ;-)<BR><BR>----------------------<BR><BR><BR>On Oct 6, 2005, at 10:46 PM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:<BR><BR>> I was just looking for a way to describe in basic, simple terms how <BR>> we move from a sign we see to a sign we write. Any feedback on <BR>> these steps as a way to describe this process? It would be much <!
appreciated. I came up with these steps. I am not sure about the <BR>> timing of #6, but I just put it there for now. I wanted to think of <BR>> a way to help people visualize the process. This is what I catch <BR>> myself doing. What about you all?<BR>><BR>> 1. Identify the sign’s “anchor.” This could be neutral space in <BR>> front of the body or it could be some location on the body.<BR>> 2. If hands are involved (we should never assume always), we need <BR>> to identify the handshape(s) and orientation(s) and select the <BR>> corresponding symbol(s), placing the symbol(s) in 2D relationship <BR>> to the anchor.<BR>> 3. If the hand(s) contact the body or each other, we need to select <BR>> the appropriate contact symbol to represent the contact.<BR>> 4. Unless the sign is stationary or only consisting of simple <BR>> contact, we now look to identify the movement of the hand(s) and <BR>> select the appropriate movement
symbol(s).<BR>> 5. If the hand(s) change to another handshape(s) during the <BR>> movement, we select those handshape(s) and note their location(s).<BR>> 6. Finally, we note any particular dynamics (fast, slow, tense, <BR>> etc.) and any non-manual markers that are essential to the sign.<BR>><BR>> Thanks,<BR>><BR>> Stuart<BR>><BR>><BR>><BR><BR><BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE>