Flat Hand - In-Between Palm Facings...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Dec 27 16:51:49 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
December 27, 2003

Dear SW List members and Charles -
Thank you for your diagrams, Charles...It is an interesting way that
you are applying those symbols...I will try to enter them into SignBank
for Research Use if I can. They are not exactly the same as the old 3-D
symbols that you are basing them on, but I want to thank you for your
efforts in trying to find something based on something that is already
in the system...

In the original 3-D symbols, the circles represent the overhead view of
the head (DanceWriting). We can see the depth of the arms in relation
to the center of the shoulders, or the depth of the legs in relation to
the center of the hips...but the 3-D symbols are rarely used...so
essentially you have made smaller ones, that relate to the center of
the hands instead of the hips and shoulders...

And for the same reason, I thought of using another old symbol, which I
personally like. I am not sure if people really understand what I mean,
without good diagrams, so maybe I can work on that soon...

I am writing a Year-End Report and will be posting it to the List
shortly -

Thanks once again, Charles, Ingvild and Stefan, for all your input!

Val ;-)


On Dec 27, 2003, at 8:05 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

The circles should be darkened to indicate where the
back of the hand is.  Look at this "corrected"
graphic.  Also look at the slashed circle being used
with the airplane hand to show it in motion.

Charles Butler

--- Charles Butler <chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> I hope this attachment goes through.  This is my
> stab
> at a quick writing of angled hands.
> 1) Norwegian "house", the hands are pointed out and
> are angled opening downward.
> 2) ASL, "boat", the hands are pointed out and the
> wedge opens up.
> 3) Opening up a book just a little.
> 4) Very steep house, maybe???
> You could tick off exact degrees, as Valerie does in
> Dance Writing, but for a quick approximation without
> confusion, I felt that this would do.
> This could be used for angled hands in any of the
> six
> axes already available without having to add more
> hand
> shadings.
> Charles
> --- Ronald Dettloff <signpreach at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Dear Charles,
>>   Do you have a picture of the slashed circle you
>> have proposed? That sound
>> like a good simple idea. Would that be an extra
>> symbol like the contact or
>> dynamic symbol? Is it iconic or abstract? I am
>> imagining a circle with 360
>> degrees with some sort of marking to show the
> exact
>> angle?
>> Thanks,
>> Pastor Ron and Judy Dettloff
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