Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Mon Jan 22 18:17:59 UTC 2007

:) I haven't had a chance to reply yet. :)

Personally, I like #3 also. While I agree with Ingvild and Stefan that 
the arrows could be used, I think that blinks are common enough that it 
may be nice just to have a symbol for that event that is simple. With 
so much that can happen in the face, I would prefer to limit the number 
of symbols that need to appear in the face area. But if I were doing a 
phonetic transcription, I might go ahead and use the arrows if I was 
trying to specify one blink vs. multiple blinks. But for everyday use, 
I think #3 would work well.

Just my thoughts,


On Jan 22, 2007, at 11:52, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> January 22, 2007
> Dear Kim, Stefan, and Ingvild!
> Thank you for your comments about Eye-Blinks...all good points. Go 
> right ahead and write as you feel is best.
> Meanwhile I might add some of the new symbols to the IMWA someday, 
> just in case they will be useful to someone in the future...
> I personally found writing eye-blinks in the past, a little difficult 
> at times, because sometimes the little arrows would take up a lot of 
> room inside the face, or sometimes if we placed the little arrows on 
> the side of the face, they could be confused with finger motion, if 
> there was a hand near the side of the face while the blinking was 
> occurring, so that is why I thought maybe a symbol like number 3 might 
> be helpful in those rare cases...but that was just a suggestion...and 
> not mandatory at all...smile...
> And Stefan, if you prefer writing the eyelid open instead of closed 
> with the arrows, that is fine too...I was concerned it could be 
> confused with eyegaze, if the arrows were near an open-eyelid...that 
> is why I closed the eyelid...so that readers who are unfamiliar with 
> SignWriting would not think we meant eyegaze...but you do whatever 
> feels best to you...no worries....
> Thanks very much for your input...If I ever add this to the IMWA I 
> will tell you!  Val ;-)
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