Philippines name sign...write position of contact
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Aug 23 16:57:09 UTC 2005
August 23, 2005
Writing the Position of Contact...
It is important to write the two hands contacting each other...The
contacted position is more important because it holds the meaning to
the sign...If there are changes in handshape, of course write several
positions showing those changes, but no matter what, be sure to show
the two hands together contacting, because that is what the eye is
focusing on, when reading...we tested this with a group of Deaf
people skilled in SignWriting in the US and found that when the
position of contact was not written, they had to piece the sign
together slowly, but when the two hands were written together in the
contacted position, the sign was read faster...So the rule is to
always write the position of contact, no matter what the beginning
position is...So Stefan, the movement is fine with your writing of
the Philippines, but you need the position of contact as well...
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