[sw-l] thumb diagonal down

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Mon Feb 28 21:57:38 UTC 2005

Hi Valerie and everyone, 

Valerie wrote : 
"Can we get back to some SignWriting spellings?"

Yes - I need your advice for a difficult spelling - 

diagonal plane - hand parallel to the floor plane (but diagonal ;-(( ) 
thumb sticking out - 
movement diagonal to the left down - down - 

Well you know - we could spent a whole seminar on thumb - spellings - and
once more diagonal planes (smile!!)

Thumbs are difficult to write ... and lots of misspellings can be seen here

So I do not know how to write this sign for "Benzin" in DGS  

Thanks for your support

Stefan ;-))

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
[mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Samstag, 26. Februar 2005 23:37
An: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Betreff: Re: AW: [sw-l] non-deaf people and mouthing

SignWriting List
February 26, 2005

Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> On my website www.gebaerdenschrift.de I published my development of
> Mundbilder  - (please don´t confuse this with the Mundbildschrift 
> which was
> invented for articulation training)
> So the signs like pah, mmmm, or deeee or whatever could be written with
> these symbols without any problem, ...

Hello Stefan and Everyone!
This is just a matter of the terms...I did not understand the 
difference between the German terms Mundbilder and Mundbildschrift...I 
know that their exact translation means...Mouth pictures... and 
...Mouth picture writing... in English, but the fact that you were 
referring to two different kinds of mouth movements...I did not realize 
that! It is confusing for me, because I do not see PAH as a mouth 
movement! For me, that is a SignWriting Facial Expression...so I guess 
it is all a matter of knowing what your terms mean...

Meanwhile you are all welcome to choose to write any movement you feel 
or see, if you feel it is important to your SignWriting document...

Can we get back to some SignWriting spellings? Is there anyone 
interested? I wanted to teach you Finger Movements...I never 
finished...may I continue?...Will anyone be participating with me?...

And perhaps Stefan, could you show us how you write these Facial 
Expressions...or Mouth Movements....;-)
CHA, PAH, PING, TH, MMM, a tongue wag, and a lip lap?

I would love that, Stefan!

Val ;-)

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