AW: AW: [sw-l] LESSONS in Finger Movements

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Thu Feb 17 17:09:41 UTC 2005

Hi Valerie,

thank you very much for this new lesson -

in fact I did not know about this difference between

Close-Close and Close-Open-Close --  ;-((

Do you remember a sign (ASL) with "Close - Open - Close"

Maybe its a decission of feeling like the  movement down, down  - instead of
down, up , down
or the eyes half closed - vs. half - open
or the difference in rotation focusing on the thumb vs. the baby finger ...

Anyway - an interesting new aspect!  L.I.F.E.

Thank You


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Von: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 17. Februar 2005 03:30
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Betreff: Re: AW: [sw-l] LESSONS in Finger Movements

SignWriting List
February 16, 2005

On Feb 16, 2005, at 3:11 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> looking at the videos I see mouthmovements and fingermovements -
> attached you find my suggestion how to transcribe the two signs ...

Thank you for these suggestions, Stefan. We can always look at the
mouth movements another time, right now I am trying to teach Finger
Movements, and I have barely begun...

Regarding your two writings...of course the handshape differences in
your diagram are fine...that is a matter of interpretation...but the
Finger Movements...I wrote those a little differently...I wrote
Close-Close, but you wrote Close-Open-Close...see my last
message...pretty minor difference though...and perhaps again a matter
of interpretation...;-)

More tomorrow everyone - Thanks for your participation -

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