AW: [sw-l] Spelling of ASL Wallet (retry #3)

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Jun 15 19:40:01 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
June 15, 2005

> Charles Butler wrote:
> I can understand you wanting the take out the
> movement, but isn't that the whole point of sign
> writing, to show the movement, not just the hands, to
> be able to show "precisely" how a movement is
> accomplished, by a wrist flex, rather than through an
> arm movement.


Charles and Everyone -
There are many reasons to use SignWriting. Sometimes it is for  
accuracy, but other times it is for quick writing, assuming a lot of  
knowledge. So there are times when we write without Movement  
Arrows...and many of those writings are really easy to read...For  
example, the ASL sign for COOK, and a simple spelling of  
BOOK...Nothing wrong with simplified spellings...but it does not mean  
the detailed is wrong either...just a choice...

What's more, in version 8 in the attached diagram, there is a double  
movement, but not with arrows, but with double-pressing action, which  
is a form of movement in its own right, just as double-touch would be  
a movement, without arrows...

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