[sw-l] Can you read these four signs?

Ingvild Roald iroald at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 8 11:00:45 UTC 2005

Yes, I can read all four. And my personal preference would be no 7. No 6
contains a new/seldom used symbol, the one for the flat hand pointing
forwards (small rectangle).


>From: "Valerie Sutton" <sutton at signwriting.org>
>Reply-To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
>Subject: [sw-l] Can you read these four signs?
>Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 18:55:36 -0800
>SignWriting List
>February 7, 2005
>Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
>>thanks for the opportunity to discuss spelling issues – I would like to
>>add the following idea – I know that there is no spelling rule like this
>>but my deaf students gave me the advice not to write the two hands in
>>different planes – Stefan ;-)
>Thank you, Stefan, for this comment. Different viewpoints within one sign
>do not bother me personally, but if it bothers your Deaf students, then we
>should listen to them.
>Let's have some fun! Here are 4 SignSpellings. 4 different ways to write
>the SAME sign for Northern Ireland...Yes...I added 3 more to the Northern
>Ireland SignPuddle.... So we actually have 7 spellings for the same sign!
>Look at Number 4. The right hands are seen from the Front View, looking at
>the sides of the right hand. The left hands are written from the Top View,
>looking down on them parallel to the floor...The Top View is mixed with the
>Front View in one sign...That is what Stefan means...Does that bother you?
>And look at Numbers 5, 6 and 7...Those spellings do not mix viewpoints. Can
>you read them? There is something new in one of them...Ask questions!
><< NorthernIreland.gif >>

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