<div>Hello, everyone,</div> <div> </div> <div>I would, for myself, sometimes write "possible" with one arrow, as shorthand, but only if I was trying to speed write. The feel for "possible" is two-handed. The feel for "basketball" is one arrow. There really is a definite "feel" for signs that are one handed and two handed, and there is no "hard and fixed" rule. I'd make it a VARIANT, but not the primary, kind of like, "thru" and "through" in English. The first is quick, but the second is formally "correct. There are "formal" ways to write and "variant" ways to write but we need to teach the "preferred" spelling.</div> <div> </div> <div>Charles</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>March 15, 2006<BR><BR>> Thank you for your comment. Bac!
Charles' comment, that we can use<BR>> possible sign with general arrow since both hands in same shape <BR>> moves at<BR>> the same direction. This shows simplify and less symbols to read. <BR>> This<BR>> is my thoughts.<BR><BR>Smile!<BR><BR>I did not read Charles' comment to mean that thousands of signs would <BR>have to be re-written! Because that is what that means...<BR><BR>You are talking about changing the meaning of the General Arrow to <BR>mean Parallel Paths...at the moment it is defined as Overlapping <BR>Paths...that is totally different<BR><BR>A simplified way of teaching the concept of Overlapping Paths, was to <BR>say that the two hands must contact each other and move <BR>together....that is the General Arrow...when the right is on top of <BR>the left....<BR><BR>Would you really write the sign for POSSIBLE, Charles, with a general <BR>arrow? That would mean that all the signs that have the right and <BR>left hands moving at the same time, would!
be changed...It <BR>would be like a simultaneous line...the general arrow would change <BR>its definition in a major way...<BR><BR>Here is how it is defined at this time, in all the textbooks on <BR>SignWriting in the world:<BR><BR>Right path...dark arrowhead<BR>Left path...white arrowhead<BR>Overlapping paths...general arrow<BR><BR>There are some exceptions, but the sign for POSSIBLE, or Parallel <BR>Paths, has not been one of them...smile...<BR><BR>Anyway, at least I have told you how it is taught at the moment, and <BR>I will try to create some better lessons!<BR><BR>Keep writing, Philippe...that is what matters the most...and as we <BR>write more and more full sentences, we learn through experience what <BR>is really needed...I think in dictionaries the entries are kind of <BR>dry...if you know what I mean...they are not a part of a sentence and <BR>so they do not have the feeling that comes into writing full <BR>sentences in ASL...but I personally have found that writi!
<BR>sentences needs the right and left clearly defined...<BR><BR>Great to talk with you!!<BR><BR>Val ;-)<BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>