[sw-l] Stuarts Question about Curved Arrows...

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Dec 7 20:52:05 UTC 2004

In my horizontal writing, it is actually why I showed the shoulder and hip lines separately from the arms, to get a feel for lanes without vertical writing.  That way the hands and presumably the rest of the body is shifted over with the head staying to one side.  I really need to refine that sign more as it's more of the hip and shoulder sag than a head sag or shift.  Signing it to myself the head stays more or less vertical, it's the shoulders that that tilt and sway.  I'll be glad when the full arms are in the SignPuddle.  I don't seem to be able to rotate the shoulders either.

It's certainly a challenge to write.

This is stray.

I can't seem to get rid of this extra hip sway as it is not in the "sign window in sign puddle.  Can Steve help?  This is Carmen Miranda 3 in the Brazilian Sign Language dictionary.  I bring it up in edit, but can't see that extra hip in the construction window to delete it.



Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
SignWriting List
December 7, 2004

Charles Butler wrote:
> The last one, in Valerie's list, is what i was trying to write using
> my ancient version of SW 4.0.  Only in vertical writing can you show
> the "neutral position" flowing into the "over the shoulder" position
> without confusion.  I like that.

Thank you, Charles, and yes...vertical writing is wonderful! I love

In regards to your question about the Carmen Miranda signs...your
writing confuses me a little. The only way I could see if you were
doing body-weight-shifts in real SignLanes, is if you placed the
different signs in vertical columns. Then I can see the head moving
over into SignLane Left or Right...so the vertical columns give us
quick and accurate reading of weight shifts that move the head off
center... Val ;-)

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