ETHIOPIA Question about Receptive and Expressive...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Aug 7 15:41:41 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
August 7, 2005

> On Jul 20, 2005, at 12:37 AM, eyasu tamene wrote:
>> Dearest Val.
>> The first symbol looks impressive. I think the way it is written  
>> is receptive not expressive way. Do they have a difference? When I  
>> see some of the ASL manuals they are presented in similar way.  
>> Would you brief me in Expressive and Receptive ways?
>> Eyasu


Hello Eyasu and Everyone!
I am going to learn how to teach Receptive and Expressive again. I  
hope I can help you.

And I want to thank you for your question...I am happy you asked!

Have you seen your new web page?...

SignWriting in Ethiopia

If you click on Number 1 on that page, you will get:

Ethiopian Manual Alphabet

All of those pictures on that page, are Receptive. The person is  
facing us, and showing their own hands...In the next message, I will  
try to show you the Expressive of the same thing...and then later,  
how we write the difference in SignWriting.

Please tell me, by writing an email message, that you are following  

I appreciate that, because it is hard for me to know if you have read  
my messages or not...

Val ;-)

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