[sw-l] Questions about movement writing
zmo at GRAPHICS.USC.EDU
Fri Nov 19 02:59:20 UTC 2004
Thanks for replying. I am doing research in motion
generation and motion analysis. So my interest would
be more in general motion rather than sign language.
(But dealing with sign language could also be an
application of motion analysis).
About wierd signs... for example, I can make such a
hand pose: ring finger is upon little finger, middle
finger is upon ring finger, index finger is upon
middle finger, and thumb is upon index finger. Well,
it's a wierd shape, and I have to use another hand to
help put fingers in position.
So, my question is, can these wierd hand poses also be
described using sign writing?
Stories about a south Pacific Island? they must be
very interesting ...
--- Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> November 18, 2004
> Mo Zhenyao wrote:
> > However, do you find any wierd hand pose or motion
> > that are very difficult to express? If yes, could
> > tell me what category these wierd things will fall
> > into? Also, if such things happened, so you have
> > mechanism to handle them?
> Hello Mo and Everyone!
> Thanks for this interesting question. And yes, there
> is a way to handle
> them, and I will explain, but a question first...
> What kind of project are you doing? Are you
> interested in general
> Movement Writing? or signed languages specifically?
> For example...do you want to hear about strange
> problems when writing
> the tongue sticking out while a person is standing
> on his head?
> or do you want to write rare signs in a rare signed
> language?...smile...like writing a unique signed
> language on a South
> Pacific island that I wrote back in 1974/75?
> I have some stories to share!
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
> Sutton at SignWriting.org
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