[sw-l] Addition to BSLtext Site

Sandy Fleming sandy at FLEIMIN.DEMON.CO.UK
Sun Nov 28 17:22:45 UTC 2004

Hi Nancy and list!

Yes, I was wondering about that, also how to make the sea low without
confusion. I was hoping that reading the direction of eyegaze would help to
clarify, though I agree that this may not be obvious on a first reading. I
would have been even happier to sign the "three skywhales" as a single sign,
like a plural, but this doesn't seem possible.

Suggestions, anyone? Maybe I just need to spread things out a bit!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of
> nemery at u.washington.edu
> Sent: 28 November 2004 17:03
> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] Addition to BSLtext Site
> hi Sandy,
> what a lovely poem!  And what a nice sky-blue layout!  I don't
> know BSL, but I have one question
> or comment about the layout.  Are the whales being signed in the
> physical space above the
> signer's head?  That is, is the signer looking overhead at his or
> her hands while signing?  If so
> that's a little unclear at first reading due to the close spacing
> between each sign written
> vertically. (Heads can be optional, so in the middle column the
> heads look like they could go
> with the hands below, until you get to the last head.)  I think
> it's lovely with the hands overhead
> - maybe just needs some way to separate each hands-with-head combination.
> Nancy
> On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Sandy Fleming wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > There's a new poem on the BSLtext site:
> > http://www.bsltext.org/poems/skywhales.asp
> >
> > Any comments or criticism (of my signwriting, not of the
> author's work!) are
> > welcome.
> >
> > Sandy
> >
> >
> >

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