USA vehicle classifier for swerving
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Feb 9 18:53:45 UTC 2006
February 9, 2006
Cherie at Georgia School for the Deaf wrote:
> That sign is a vehicle classifier, fishtailing or swerving ...
> Trying to write things that can't be easily glossed. Most of the
> movement, the 'fishtailing,' comes from the wrist flexing. The
> back end of the car is going all over (wrist flexes) while the car
> is continuing to move forward. I included the wrist flexes because
> they are the primary motion. I suppose I don't really need them,
> since I put the different hand facings in there... Like I said a
> while ago, I struggle with how much information is 'just enough'
> and how much is too much.
Hello Cherie and Everyone!
Thanks for this message. I cannot find the writing of this classifier
now, that we were discussing. I wish I could, because it was an
interesting writing to discuss...Can you make a short video clip of
just that one sign and post it to the List? I think it will be a
valuable discussion for several reasons...the issues of rotations
versus flexing, and how much to write for everyday use
etc...smile...and it could help to discuss classifiers and how to
write them...smile....Val ;-)
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