Stefan Woehrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Wed Aug 20 13:26:01 UTC 2003

Hi Katrien and listers ...

nice to hear from you again!

I prepared a gif to show my way of spelling money (Geld) and Scotland
(Schottland) - please notice the differences in the spelling of "Geld"

sometime people lift their hand more or less - therefore the two different
handpositions (parallel to the floor, parallel to the wall) , you notice
that I use Mundbilder to support the reader to identiy the exact term that I
have in mind - "Geld" is a typical example that there are not two many
guesses possible at least in DGS  (money (Geld), how much?, ..) Nevertheless
it is up to future experiences how much we will/should include Mundbilder.

Scotland is the same in DGS  - I decided to write the contact star and two
arrows - it is a little bit doubled information - but my deaf students
understand that better ( Just two touch-contacts at heigh of the elbows
would be fine too ;-)) There are always several possibilities to find an
adequate spelling.

Did you see the sign for Bogota (Columbia)  they won the music contest
playing two bag-pipes at the same time ;-))   Hi Hector - congrats!

Have fun


  -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
  Von: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]Im Auftrag von
Katrien Van Mulders
  Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. August 2003 10:59


  My name is Katrien Van Mulders and I am a researcher of the Flemish Sign
Language at the university of Ghent. Me and my co-worker Kristof De Weerdt
would like to ask you two questions :

  - We have some trouble with 'sign-writing' the sign for Scotland. In this
sign only the elbow moves up and down (referring to the movement made by the
arm when playing a bag-pipe) and we have no idea how we should put that into
sign-writing. Can you help us?

  - In the Flemish sign for 'money', the forefinger and the thumb rub
against eachother quickly several times, while the other fingers stay
'closed'. How do you put the rubbing of those two fingers into sign-writing?

  Thank you!


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