Parking on a Hill

Charles Butler chazzer3 at EROLS.COM
Wed Mar 5 14:00:14 UTC 2003

You know Valerie, I really like Mark's idea of dots and lines.  It's clear,
unambiguous, and unconfusing, and follows the "plane tail light and nose
cone" model.

My SW program is down now, as is my graphics software, which is driving me
nuts.  But I would propose something equal for the sign for boat, with the
line through the long way on the hand.

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With a clear hand, this would be "boat" seen from above, with a dark hand,
this would be one of the signs for "house" seen from above.  It's short,
sweet, quick to write and unmistakable for anything else.  If you want to
show the boat swinging back and up over your head, you would write it this

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----- Original Message -----
From: pennermnm <pennermnm at YAHOO.CO.JP>
To: <SW-L at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: Parking on a Hill

> > The hands that are pointing back towards the chest, but at an angle,
> > ....those are not clearly explained yet. As you know, it is pretty clear
> > with the movement arrows, when the airplane lands coming towards
> > you...we place a dot to show the airplane's nose coming towards us. And
> > dots are used all the time for fingers too, coming towards the
> > chest...but with these symbols, having entire symbols with dots is not
> > so easy to write. So I developed an horizon line with a dot on it...but
> > then the dot hit other parts of the hand and could not be read - so I
> > am still working on how to make the horizon line with the dot not
> > interfere with the rest of the handshape -
> Maybe you have solved this problem already, but here's an idea that popped
> into my head right away that might work, two dots instead of the usual one
> dot. These will never be confused with fingers, because no finger symbol
> ever goes straight out opposite any other finger symbol. Granted, one dot
> would be more consistent, but where to put it so it doesn't look like a
> finger??
> Mark

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