[sw-l] left-handed or right-handed?

Bill Reese wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Mon Dec 6 14:06:28 UTC 2004

Your signs came through fine for me, Kathleen.
Location is not dependent on the dominant hand.  I see this as an issue
of clarification: the students need to be taught that location is always
the same, no matter which of their hands is dominant.


Kasterlinden Bilinguaal wrote:

> Hello Val :o) and list
> Look forward to reading these messages on the SW-list about the way we
> write the signs. SignSpelling! Sounds interessting.
> Yesterday I was in Turnhout. Kristof was there too ;) We discused
> 'left' signs and 'right' signs in SignWriting. Some of my student have
> a dominant left hand, most student sign right-handed. Now Kristof is
> left-handed so I wrote down the sign 'baby' the way I sign it.
> You see my right hand is on top of the left hand, and the movement
> starts to the right.
> This is the way Kristof signs baby. The left hand is on top and the
> movement starts to the left.
> I know this is more a linguistic isue than a SignWriting topic. But I
> just wanted to let you know what's on my mind. ;) Because I've noticed
> in my classes that some students sign left-handed. When they read the
> papers I've made, it is written from right-handed signing. Because my
> dominant hand is the right one. They automatically use their left
> hand, but sometimes when I make a sentence with a discription of a
> situation * (location) they sign it wrong because they read it
> differently. That's because they always transfer my signs to their
> left hand, they also do it when they use location, and that is where
> the problem lies. The location is the same for right or left-handed
> signers. (I hope this is not to confusing :s) *example: there is a boy
> on the right - a girl on the left. They read - boy on the left - girl
> on the right.
> So to be completely correct I would have to make two papers of every
> exercise: one for the right handed kids, and one for the left handed
> kids. Right? ;)
> Greetings Kathleen
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