NISL for 'eleven'

Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 30 20:41:52 UTC 2005


i prefer the first one - its a lot more simpler - your signwriting is
not meant to be the 'precise' description of signs itself - see it as
shorthand :-)

for instance, in Belfast, i ll say 'how's ye?' when its supposed to be
'how are you?' - my non-deaf mates from outside Ireland often find
Belfast English a bit difficult to follow i.e. "tha is a nice 'ouiz!"
= thats a nice house :p


On 30/10/05, Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> October 30, 2005
> Hello Shane and Everyone!
> Here are two possible writings of the sign for 11 in Northern Ireland
> Sign Language. I placed them in your SignPuddle, Shane...
> I know the fingers rub twice, finishing in an A handshape each
> time...There are actually other ways to write this movement too...
> The first example is very simple, showing two rubs and that is
> all...Because this is a number-sign, which is used sooo much,
> simplicity may be a good thing...
> The second writing is more accurate. It uses the Finger
> Arrows...which are tiny arrows that combine with the Rub symbol to
> show what direction the finger-rubbing is going in...and it shows the
> finishing position...
> I am going to theater with my parents this afternoon...I am very
> fortunate! When I return, I can answer more questions - Have a
> wonderful Sunday everyone!
> Hope this helps, Shane?
> Val ;-)

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