sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Aug 9 04:52:20 UTC 2006
August 8, 2006
Hi Cherie -
I agree with Charles, this is very nicely written and quite accurate.
Good luck with showing how SW will integrate with current teaching
methods...The Fairview method is a reading program that uses ASL to
teach Deaf kids, is that right?
Cherie from Georgia wrote:
> I am trying to spell this sign... Its in a reading program for
> Deaf kids called Fairview, if any of you are familiar with it...
> They use it as a sign for "give out," meaning exhausted, too tired
> to do anything. They have it glossed as "fall flat," and describe
> it as "legs on open palm, back" Here is my rough attempt to write
> what I think they mean:
> Is it spelled reasonably correctly? The V hand falls with a
> loop-di-loop, then smacks onto the open palm, then pulls back along
> the hand.
> We are trying to show how SW can be integrated with current
> teaching materials to make everyone's life easier.
> Another gloss they have for "Give out" is 'fall flat 2'-- "flat
> hand on open palm, back" and one glossed as exhausted-- "hooked 8s
> to open 5s" I know what "closed fists to open 5s" is (another one
> on the same card), but I can't figure out the hooked 8s... Do any
> of you know which signs these phrases might be referring to?
> Thanks for all your help!
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