Writing Number 16 in ASL
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Wed Aug 22 18:51:09 UTC 2007
so your vote is leaving the rotation symbols out...what is your vote
for the handshape 10 versus A for formal page numbers on documents?
On Aug 22, 2007, at 11:46 AM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> I personally see no problem with leaving the rotation symbols out.
> The palm orientations assume the rotation will have to take place
> anyway, so we do not lose any important information. It makes it
> more compact for page numbers. It would be a bit silly, but we
> could make the "artificial" distinction between the name of the
> number (with a rotation symbol) and the number itself (without a
> rotation symbol) ... :-D. Probably not necessary though.
> If we're taking a vote, I'd say let's try it without the rotation
> symbol, but accept the rotation symbol as an alternate spelling if
> people feel more comfortable with it.
> What do other Deaf think?
> On 22 Aug 2007, at 13:40, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> On Aug 22, 2007, at 11:24 AM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>>> Well, it is the 10 hand ... in concept ... but when I actually
>>> produce the sign, the thumb of the 10 hand actually rests on the
>>> hand instead of being fully extended. In other words, the formal
>>> way to teach is 10+6, but in actual production (at least for me),
>>> the thumb of the 10 hand is not fully extended. Does that make
>> Oh yes...I fully understand that is the way you sign it...and it
>> is written well for that purpose ;-)
>> But should the formal writing of the number 16, in page numbers at
>> the bottom of publications like the Bible, and Cat in the
>> Hat...should that writing be formal or informal?
>> In other words, from a standardization point of view, for formal
>> writing documents, should we be writing the way one person
>> produces the sign, or the way the sign was built on 10 plus 6?
>> And actually my real question was related to the Rotation
>> Symbol...is it really needed in the formal writing of the sign
>> when we can see the rotation from position to position?
>> I wonder if these questions will ever be fully solved...there are
>> just so many issues involved with standardization!
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