MOUTH Cheeva and Cha

Cherie Wren cwterp at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 28 01:27:23 UTC 2006

How about adding some movement symbols to the mouth
area?  Like start with the teeth V.. then add a symbol
that means the jaw drops/opens.  For the Cha, it would
be a round mouth lips protruding with a jaw drop. 
Cheeva would be harder...  the mouth moves outward at
the corners of the mouth so round mouth lips
protruding, arrows at the corners moving outward...
that would be followed with the V-jaw drop.  Just an


--- Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:

> SignWriting List
> February 27, 2006
> Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> > So for every day use and in a different situation
> with a different  
> > intention
> > ... yes I would vote for short versions... smile
> >
> > It is exactly as Adam mentioned in one of his last
> messages- it is  
> > a big
> > difference - to transcribe a given performance -
> or to express my own
> > ideas/feelings or to teach SL or to offer
> materials to improve spoken
> > language skills ...
> Yes.. exactly...writing a note to a friend in ASL
> signs..I do not  
> feel the need to write more that around 2 facial
> expressions per sign!
> Teaching Deaf children languages is a different  
> a totally different
> task...
> I believe that CHA and CHEEVA can be reduced to two
> faces at most for  
> writing for everyday use...maybe even a blending of
> two, making one  
> combination face...but ASL users have to tell us
> which ones give them  
> the required information to read it quickly...
> So starting with more detail and whittling it down
> to less is a great  
> way to start...
> Transcribing from video usually gives more detail,
> than when people  
> write for everyday they are different
> experiences...
> Val ;-)

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