Private lesson with Val

Nana Dumitra nana.dumitra at SCHLOSSKLAUS.AT
Thu Aug 18 17:38:18 UTC 2005

Hi Stefan and Val,
Wow, Stefan, I am impressed. You are very observant! You picked exactly
my weak spot :-)! Movements, especial the axial ones
I am still not very
sure about them. Actually when I fingerspelled “June” I did it without
checking my book (lazy me!). I did check the book now, and you are right
Stefan, it should be your June_4. The forearm is parallel to the floor.
I am just trying to change it in SignPuddle, but my connection is very
weak right now, so I am not sure I will be able to finish it. I am also
changing the orientation of the hand, because that is floor panel so
should be with the space. If you find any more weird things, please, let
me know. I just tried – with my “Lessons in SignWriting” book in hand –
to do what I had written earlier: I think I would need to break my hand
in order to do the movement I wrote :-)! Well, but this is how I learn
more, so whenever you have time, please, let me know my mistakes!
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] On Behalf Of Stefan
Sent: Donnerstag, 18. August 2005 17:48
To: sw-l at
Subject: AW: [sw-l] Private lesson with Val
Hi Valerie and Nana, 
I went to the PH Signpuddle – 
one sign – source Valerie – caught my attention. It is June (
>From my point of view – this rotation of the baby finger is somehow
difficult to understand. Well I do not know the manual Alphabet of the
Phillipines – but would be interesting to have a safe basis to start
Attached you find my two  spellings – ( at least my guess what the
movement may look like?) 
So perhaps Nana you can start to offer photos or gifs of what the hand
shapes of the Phillipine manual alphabet look like.
What about the numbers from 1 to 10 – maybe 15 or 10, 20, 30  
After we agree upon the idea what kind of hand shape (lifelike
representation ) you want to express with a SW symbol it is easier to
start with spelling questions. – 
All the best for your work!
Stefan ;-)

Von: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] Im Auftrag von Valerie
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 17. August 2005 16:42
An: sw-l at
Betreff: Re: [sw-l] Private lesson with Val
SignWriting List
August 17, 2005
On Aug 17, 2005, at 7:19 AM, Nana Dumitra wrote:
For now until I get to work on it J - you can go to the Filipino
SignPuddle. There are six signs that Val worked on with me: start, Nana,
June, Genesis, earth and Philippines. My homework was to re-do school,
which I posted today. ...
The sign for school looks good, Nana!! Val ;-)

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