AW: [sw-l] Spelling of ASL Wallet (retry #3)
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Jun 17 16:57:10 UTC 2005
June 17, 2005
Here is what I propose. Stefan's idea of a simple spelling with arm
lines and simple movement arrows is excellent for most
circumstances...so no need for anything special.
BUT...for those who want to write a very detailed spelling...
I am going to call it Pressure-Point Axial Movement. The Tension
Symbol plus the Touch Symbol, all by themselves, means Pressing
Contact in general.
But when the Pressing Contact is placed in the center between two
Axial Movement Arrows, that group or cluster of symbols means that
the Axis is established by the Pressure-Point, and the arrows relate
visually to the Pressure-Point being in the center, and the arrows
move in relationship to the Pressure Point...So in the sign for
WALLET the Pressure-Point was the fingertips, but in the sign for
BOOK, the Pressure-Point is the side of the hand, etc...here are some
possible Pressure-Point clusters (see attached)...I will place them
in the IMWA for the sake of having them there, but no one is required
to use them...smile...
And let me re-visit the writing of WALLET one last time, next
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