I need an arrow
CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US
CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US
Wed Jun 21 18:39:51 UTC 2006
Strange! I loaded one of Cherie's versions into SignMaker to adapt it
to an alternative I thought of and when it saved, it overwrote Cherie's
mainstream_2. I was intending mainstream_6 and though it would
automatically write it in as #6 when I saved it as mainstream. I'm not
sure why it didn't. (Sorry, Cherie!)
No problem... Too many mainstream kids anyway... (joke)
Anyway, I wanted to suggest this alternative in the spelling like in
the attached image. This keeps the handshapes apart. With the ending
position, I don't know if we need athe twist on the arrow since the
change in handshape already indicates that. Also, I think the surface
symbol is useful here to show both hands, but you still know they are
on top of each other. Finally, I sense more of a ending rub than an
ending touch, so I replaced the touch with a rub. What do you think? I
thought this might help to keep the emphasis of the individual within a
group that the sign is clearly emphasizing.
As to the rub-- I've seen it signed two ways: one, the hands contact
early in the 'merge' and they 'rub' into final position: and two, the
hands stay separate till the final position, when contact is made. I tend
to sign it more the second way, you must sign it more the first way.
::smile:: So, they're both right?
As to the surface symbol-- I asked about that one a long time ago, in
regards to the sign "English," which I couldn't make sense of in something
I was reading, because the handshapes were on top of each other. At that
time, I was told that the surface symbol was pretty much used only in
research, not in everyday writing. So I have avoided it ever since. You
are confusing me now... ::holds head and whines::
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