[sw-l] LESSONS SignWriting Symbols

Tini Pel tinipel at ONLINK.NET
Tue Feb 15 12:03:07 UTC 2005

Thank you Valerie, learned something again.
I was from the understanding that whenever you could stretch the hand , and
it would then become level with the floor, there must be a space in the
symbol, even in the front view.
Now my question about readers point of view and signers point of view;.When
is a sign read or written from a readers point of view.
Thanks for your time Valerie,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Valerie Sutton" <sutton at signwriting.org>
To: <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: [sw-l] LESSONS SignWriting Symbols

> SignWriting List
> February 14, 2005
> Tini Pel wrote:
> > I have trouble understanding the  symbol at  the bottom of # 2. the
> > hand is
> > level with the floor, right? So there should be a space?
> Hello Tini...
> Remember the movement arrows? The double-stemmed arrows are parallel
> with the Front Wall, and the single stemmed arrows are parallel with
> the Floor? So we have two kinds of arrows...relating to the Wall and
> the Floor.
> Well that is what is happening with the hands...Number 2 is the Wall
> Plane, and Number 5 is the Floor Plane. The Wall Plane is seen from the
> Front View, and the Floor Plane is seen from the Top View. And the
> space is ONLY used for the Top View...it is our marker, telling us that
> if there is a space, we are looking on top of the hand...




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