NORWAY Writing Some Norwegian Signs ;-)

Bill Reese wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Mon Aug 22 21:19:37 UTC 2005

I'll be glad to update the map, Val.

While I realized the probable reason for you writing the circles as you 
did, I wonder if it could be a useful way of showing signs for hands 
making movements at a slight angle to each other?


Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> August 22, 2005
> Hello Bill!
> Great comments below. Thank you...Actually both versions are writing  
> circles that go straight ahead, directly to the front wall, with no  
> angle on either one of them...but that is why it really doesn't  
> matter which one you write, because they both mean the same thing!  
> But you are correct, that it gives the feeling of what you mention  
> below...but that is only because if you really wrote what you  
> see...the circle would become a straight vertical line since the  
> front would have to be written directly on top of the back of the  
> I guess that is why I always chose the  
> symmetrical opposites on the circles to make sure people would  
> realize that the circles are going straight front and our viewpoint  
> is not on an angle...interesting!
> By the way, Bill...we have more countries now. Your wonderful map on  
> the front page of our site, leads you to the Who Uses SignWriting page:
> ....and then you can see more than 27 countries you think we  
> can fit on more red dots on the map?! If not, that is ok...but it was  
> on my mind so I am glad you wrote!
> Val ;-)
> On Aug 22, 2005, at 1:15 PM, Bill Reese wrote:
>> The first Tegn seems to describe both circles in the same plane.   To 
>> me it's almost like I'm looking at the sign slightly to one side  - 
>> which is perfectly normal - not everyone watches someone signing  
>> from a straight on perspective.  In seeing both circles in the same  
>> plane, it reinforces the concept of both hands moving similarly and  
>> that they are on opposite sides of the circle.
>> Tegn_2 appears almost same, except that the circles do not seem to  
>> be in the same plane but at a slight angle to each other.  It looks  
>> rather like the left hand is going slightly left and the right hand  
>> is going slightly right.
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