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

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Jun 16 16:14:29 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
June 16, 2005

Thank you again, Kim! And by the way, the symbols are becoming much
more stable than before. I would say that we are 95 per cent stable
now...so that is great and frankly, I think we have made great
progress. I am grateful to all of you for helping me pin down the
issues of the wrist flexing symbols...they will become stable now,
after I finsih the new description and get your
feedback..smile...Val ;-)


On Jun 16, 2005, at 8:20 AM, Kimberley A. Shaw wrote:

Hello Charles and everyone:
on the other hand, all of the changes I have seen between the version of
SW that existed in the 1980s (my local public library has the early '80s
SW Manual) have been considerably and remarkably for the better! It
*is* a
work in progress, and there must be room for it to change and mature
as we
all figure out what does -- and does not -- work in actual practice.
I guess it will eventually settle into a standard form when fully
and will then not need to change so much any more ... as a signer, I
much appreciate the fact that it is written and read from the expressive
viewpoint; *much* easier than the old version, in my eyes (and fingers)!
Kim from Boston

sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 10:58 AM

> I can't read a movement if you keep changing the
> rules.  I have at least one friend who learned the
> system when it was receptive, and she cannot easily
> relearn the system.
> I learned this system 25 years ago, and have had to
> change perspectives and handshapes at least 5 times.
> Can't you settle on one set of rules, that are clear,
> and are absolute, for the moment, and let it gel for a
> while?

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