<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" ><tr><td valign="top" style="font: inherit;"><DIV>Hi Val and Adam,</DIV>
<DIV> <BR><BR>--- On <B>Fri, 9/12/08, Valerie Sutton <I><email@example.com></I></B> wrote:<BR></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: rgb(16,16,255) 2px solid">From: Valerie Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org><BR>Subject: Re: [sw-l] Contact symbol and second contact<BR>To: "SignWriting List" <email@example.com><BR>Received: Friday, September 12, 2008, 4:51 PM<BR><BR><PRE>SignWriting List
September 12, 2008
Hello Jonathan and Adam!
Thank you for the excellent question, Jonathan, and the excellent
answer, Adam -
As Adam explained very well, over time, some writers are starting to
simplify the way we write.
In it's simplest form, this sign would be written like this:
It is all based on the Spelling Rule called "Write The Position of
You try to write the sign to look as much like it does in real life as
possible, writing the positions of contact as close to each other as
possible so it gives the best "picture" possible of the position.
times out of ten, this means that the Contact Star is not really
needed because you can see by the position, that it is in contact...
If you cannot see the contact clearly by the position itself, then of
course add the Contact star to give you the information, but in this
case, it wasn't needed...
Notice another simplification...the little rim around the chin on the
facial circle is gone in the attached writing as well...even though
there is nothing wrong with writing the facial rim, and old writers
are certainly still using the rims, there are some people who are
dropping the rims, because there seems to be enough information
without the rims...so that is another simplification that is starting...
This is all good....All writing systems move on to simpler
spellings...it is a natural evolution...
By the way...double contact is a real movement and cannot be
eliminated...it is only single contacts, that can be shown through the
position, that can be eliminated if you prefer...
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