AW: [sw-l] Remove using 5-hand or heel
stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Thu Dec 14 20:39:42 UTC 2006
Hi Charles and sw list,
I agree with what Charles said.
>From my point of view there is no need to add this Heel of Hand symbol in
any spelling that is possible to write with the flat hand parallel to the
There are two reasons first of all I would love to keep the symbol-set at
a minimum size - second: it is what Charles said the more the brain has
to work in order to identify similar symbols as different the more difficult
these spellings are to read. Well if there are new handshapes in other
cultures like we find in the EMA no problem to accept that new symbols
Perhaps this Heel of hand symbols offers some advantage in quick
handwriting I would understand that and of course everybody is free to
develop his own style of writing keeping in mind that his readers will
have no trouble to read the written documents without any problems ...
Von: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
[mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] Im Auftrag von Charles Butler
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. Dezember 2006 20:33
An: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Betreff: Re: [sw-l] Remove using 5-hand or heel
Looking at it at first glance, it looks far too much like the thumb-ASL-A
hand, even though the split is different. When I see an angled finger on
something that looks like a square, that´s an A, whether a square or a short
rectangle, and a short rectangle looks like an A hand, not the long hand of
a neutral flat hand. Maybe in writing it is more distinct but the computer
makes them awfully similar.
My quick thoughts. My first guess was two A hands moving against each
other, which is not your intent.
Valerie Sutton <signwriting at MAC.COM> wrote:
December 14, 2006
Philippe and Stuart and Adam and Everyone!
I have two questions for you too...Take a look at the attached...the
top ones are examples you showed us first, using the symbols that are
currently in the IMWA. The Heel of Hand is very short in the IMWA.
Look at my diagram at the bottom (number 3)...I made the Heel of Hand
symbol a little bit longer...plus I wrote the Brush Symbol in the
middle of the stem of the arrow the way I would write it by hand...
Can you read my example? Which do you prefer?
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