sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Feb 3 16:47:26 UTC 2006
February 3, 2006
> Cherie Wren from the Georgia School for the Deaf wrote:
> How is this writing? Do I have the right idea? Is it clear that the
> left-for-a-long-time sign is done with the right hand, same one
> that put the milk over to the left? If not, how would I make that
> clear? Any other feedback? I can take all the constructive
> criticism you could give me... ::smile:: The final sign had so much
> facial information I had to use two faces... is that alright? Is
> there another way I could have done that?
These are great questions, related to how SignWriting writes the
grammar of ASL in sentences...This is sooo cool, that SignText is now
giving us this opportunity!
The last sign with the multiple Facial Circles with expression is
just perfect...that is the way we do it, when we have too many
symbols on the face to show it in one Facial Circle...we place two
side by side...
And you did very very well with the Spatial Comparisons... yes it is
good! But since I am not an ASL expert, but simply write what I see,
I need to ask you a question about how you are signing this.
There are two degrees of placing the right hand over to the left side
of the body. You captured the less extreme version of this...you
placed the right hand (in the fourth sign), exactly under the area
of where the left hand was, in the sign before it (the third sign).
That is probably just fine!
Sometimes in ASL, signers shift their upper body weight over even
further, while they are placing their hand over to the other side,
and that is a shift to the Left Lane...so your fourth sign could
possibly have been placed in the Left Lane (by pushing the Left Lane
button), if the person was signing way over to the left...the head
actually moves to the left of center as well...because the whole
upper body shifts left of center....that is why we have a Left and
Right Lane button...
Do you know what I mean? I will try to get to writing some sentences
with this example later...But your writing is quite exciting...I
think we need a web site that discusses writing ASL grammar that is
run by a Deaf person...then you could submit your sentences openly to
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