MOUTH Cheeva and Cha
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Mar 1 20:26:48 UTC 2006
March 1, 2006
> On Mar 1, 2006, at 11:21 AM, Adam Frost wrote:
> The middle face on row 5 and 6 are the same??? Row 5's would be a
> wrinkle on the face while row 6's is tense. So would that mean that
> IF there was a difference, one could make a mix and match? Oval
> with wrinkles and another oval tense; Rectangle with wrinkles and
> another rectangle tense? And could the same be done with the up
> right oval and rectangle, ie up right oval with wrinkles and
> another up right oval tense; up right rectangle with wrinkles and
> another up right rectangle tense? Not that it would need to be, but
> I have found that if I play with symbols like that, then I get a
> better feel for them. So, are all those workable, or am I
> understanding something wrong?
YES! That is correct....You can mix and match. That is the whole
point of SignWriting Facial Expressions...you mix and match them, to
create the facial expressions you need to write your language... They
are neutral in the sense that they are just tools...you know your
language and know what you need to write...and these tools are here
for you to mix and match to make it work for you...then
standardization can come in, in time, when you use the same
combinations a lot for one specific facial expression that is
important for your language... if your combinations become easily
read by users of your language...they will write them the same too...
The middle one in row 5 is an oval open mouth with tension at the
sides of the mouth.
The middle one in row 6 is a rectangular open mouth, similar to the
oval open mouth, but there is tension on all the lips so that there
are little wrinkles around the entire mouth
So there is a difference...tension on the sides of the mouth verses
tension around all the entire mouth while it is open...
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