Elliptical circle vs. True circle

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Aug 1 03:33:40 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
July 31, 2005

> On Jul 31, 2005, at 7:47 PM, Charles Butler wrote:
> Meanwhile, here is FLY ON AND ON done with a circle rather than a  
> line and a D underhook.  I see it as two distinct movements, so the  
> other had two distinct pieces.

Hello Charles and Stuart!
This is a good attempt at some very hard movements to write. You are  
writing so much, Charles...I am so glad to see it!

This is what you wrote, in the first sign (to the left in the  
attached diagram)...

1. Airplane handshape.
2. 2 circles parallel the diagonal plane
3. The part of the circle closer to my chest is slow and tense.
4. The part of the circle further away from my chest is fast and  
5. The circles are not eliptical. They flow one after the other  
without pause.

Is that what you wanted for the first one?...(the shortened one)....

The longer version in your attached diagram is not the same movement  
at all...were you thinking of them as the same thing? Actually this  
helps answer a question by Ingvild Roald about jerky and small  
circles...so see next message...

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