AW: [sw-l] Mixing plane

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Wed Jun 8 14:11:56 UTC 2005

Hi Charles – 


well I would like to understand your point of view. 


For me both different spellings are the description of a “two hands still  “
- no movement involved 


both graphics describe the same .- 


I prefer the spelling with the combination of two different  planes ( top
down and  wall plane ) 


Stefan ;-) 



Von: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] Im Auftrag von Charles Butler
Gesendet: Montag, 6. Juni 2005 23:45
An: sw-l at
Betreff: Re: [sw-l] Mixing plane


I look at your example, Sergio, and I see two different signs.  In one, the
two-hand is pointed forward with the back of the hand up, going apparently
under a flat hand with the palm toward the reader.  In the second, the two
hand is going under a flat hand facing down, different orientation, not the
same two hands at all.  I would, for myself, not even write the split in the
flat hand in the second instance as the hand is pointed to the side, and
therefore you see the edge of the hand, not the split.  


 prophesy <>  This
is the sign for "prophesy" (to foresee the future).  Very similar to your

Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:

SignWriting List
June 6, 2005

Hello Sergio!
I prefer your first writing. Yes. We mix two planes within one sign 
all the time. I believe the first one is better, because the symbols 
are less complex. There may be others who disagree, you can technically write it either way and it is 
correct.... Val ;-)


Sergio wrote:

> Dear SW List,
> I want ask to you if can I mixing two plane or point of view in a 
> Sign. Example:
 Or the rule say that I need make it in the same plane, example:
 What is better ?
> Thank you,
> Sergio Ribeiro

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