Movement Writing project...gesture of craftsmen

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Aug 25 10:56:04 UTC 2006

This is truly amazing Valerie, to catch the tension in the legs, the wood, even the ax.

Valerie Sutton <signwriting at MAC.COM> wrote:
  SignWriting List
August 24, 2006

Dear SW List!
Recognize some symbols used in SignWriting, in this Movement Writing 
phrase? (see attached)

Can you see how Movement Writing as a research tool, was applied to 
writing signed languages back in 1974 in Denmark, and slowly, we have 
the writing system called SignWriting today...thanks to years of work 
by very dedicated signwriters like yourselves ;-)

So we use the double-stemmed arrows, the tilting symbols, the Grasp 
and Touch and Pressing Contact symbols, the Tension Symbol...all 
those are used in both SignWriting and the general Movement Writing 
system too:

See this web page which I just finished today:

Comparing Two Movement Phrases in Timber Writing

there are several web pages comparing two movement phrases from 
different parts of the video:

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