Surface symbols

Gallant, Philippe PGallant at MERCYDESMOINES.ORG
Thu Dec 15 16:16:06 UTC 2005



I did ask someone here and we never see the second variation (going

Philippe "Philip" Gallant
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December 15, 2005


	Philippe in Iowa, USA, wrote:

	I noticed the arrow seems not right since I dont move my hand
down for English. I move my hand toward to myself. The first English
spelling with correct arrow symbol is correct. Make sense?


Hi Philip!

Great to get your feedback. Yes. You agree with our Deaf DAC
members...they wrote the first two signs in the attached diagram...the
second sign is another shows the right hand moving down
twice onto the left hand...I have seen that variation in some parts of
the US...but you are right that the first one seems to be the most
commonly used...moving back towards the chest


Cherie comes from Georgia...maybe in Georgia they move down with both
hands? smile...There are different ways that signs are signed...but
usually one writing starts to become the standard way to write the
sign...For right now, we are writing different variations and placing
them in the SignPuddle...that way we can discuss the different
variations easily on the SignWriting List...


Have you ever seen the second variation?









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