New Posting: Official SSS for SignBank 2002
chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Sep 5 01:25:39 UTC 2002
The logic of the sequence I understand, the rotations
I do not understand at all. The C hand no longer
looks like a "C" but a cup hand which at first glance
puts the hand in a very awkward position. Sort of the
-3 position from straight up and down. I can't even
put my hand in that position without pain.
I really don't understand, and must protest as it goes
against 20 years of writing as "rotation 1".
I applaud the necessity of a 2002-SSS, but this
variation just doesn't make sense at all.
No matter if you are the creator, in this case, I
think you are just plain WRONG.
We have thousands of books with an up-and-down axis to
the hand, why change it Now?
--- Valerie Sutton <Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> September 4, 2002
> Dear SW List Members:
> The first release of SignBank 2002, at the end of
> this month, is the
> starting point for a new era. We will be sorting and
> dictionaries by Sign-Symbol-Sequence on a regular
> I therefore worked hard in August to finalize a
> "final numbering
> system" for the SSS that is flexible but sensible
> and easy to learn.
> It is important that a Deaf child, age 6, can find
> signs in a
> SignWriting dictionary quickly, visually and easily.
> The SSS-2002 is the name of the Sequence we will be
> using for the
> next two years. It is the "default Sequence" for
> SignBank 2002.
> I am hoping to do a new release of SignBank every
> two years. SignBank
> 2004 can incorporate any changes needed to the SSS.
> So the new SSS-2002 is now officially posted on the
> These are only the "Base Symbols", without their
> rotations and variations....
> I will also be writing a manual explaining the logic
> behind the
> Sequence. The new SSS manual will be included in
> SignBank 2002.
> You can see I am keeping busy!
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
> Sutton at SignWriting.org
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