SW Handwriting Course Lesson 1 Posted!
signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Jan 16 00:39:11 UTC 2007
You are mixing the Handprinting with the Handwriting...two different
ways of writing...so that is part of the problem you are having...we
can talk more about that later...Val ;-)
On Jan 14, 2007, at 5:05 PM, Jonathan wrote:
> I did my homework before Val cleared up the topless issue the what
> was confusing some of the participants. I wasn't confused but I
> didn't do it the way Val expected me too either. For the
> horizontal flat hand I put a line through the symbol to show that
> it was horizontal. I did it this way because this is how I had
> seen it on the website about handwriting (not this course) I left
> the fist with the index finger topless because I figured that if
> the fist was topless the fist with index should also be topless. I
> didn't find it confusing, it just made sense to me at the time. In
> retrospect I would've made the horizontal flat hand topless too.
> That way I would of had everything topless. I think it is
> confusing having some horizontal symbols topless and others not. I
> guess I could put an extra line through all the symbols but that is
> two lines longer to write that the topless method. It would be
> nice to have some kind of a standard. If we do things one way for
> one symbol and another for the same position on another symbol, it
> will get quite confusing. But one thing I was wondering, is it
> possible for all hand shapes to be drawn topless???????? If not
> then we aren't any closer to having a standard for handwriting
> horizontal symbols.
> I also share Stuart's point of view about the gap not always
> being noticeable. In fact, when I was trying to show Allan to draw
> the horizontal handwriting index finger that Val had written and
> scanned from the fixed up web page which I had printed out, he drew
> it without a gap. I told him, "Your's isn't the same as the one on
> the page". He looked at what he wrote and at the printed page and
> claimed that they were the same. I told him to look again. He
> couldn't figure out what I thought he was doing wrong. Then he
> looked at it really closely and realized that there was a gap there
> and fixed his lesson.
> Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>> I am wondering though if there would be a way to distinguish the
>> floor handshapes without the finger gap (at least where it is
>> individual fingers. In printing, I don't have a problem with the
>> gap because the computer takes care of writing the symbol. But, I
>> think that it is easier to miswrite the finger gap when
>> handwriting. Just thinking about when we are doing quick writing
>> or notes in a class. it seems to me that we would want to have the
>> symbol be distinguishable enough that we don't have to worry about
>> the finger accidentally looking connected or something. Just a
>> On Jan 8, 2007, at 22:22, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>> SignWriting List
>>> January 8, 2007
>>> Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>>>> I worked on it as well during my lunch hour today. I did have
>>>> one question on page 5 of the PDF, and the second sign down. For
>>>> the index handshape there, I don't recall seeing that in your
>>>> list of handwriting shapes that you taught in this lesson. I
>>>> wondered if we should substitute a different sign or if you
>>>> planned to show that one but forgot. (I understand how that can
>>> Hello Stuart!
>>> Thanks for this feedback. You are right. It should have been
>>> there in that lesson. I didn't really forget, but because it was
>>> so late at night, and I was so tired, I thought maybe it would be
>>> obvious that it was the same as the Printing...so I left it out.
>>> Now I see it confused lots of people so that was the wrong call...
>>> So I will be posting this shortly...it is not on the web yet...
>>> but here is an explanation...
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