AW: [sw-l] Rewriting Title of Cat in the Hat

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Wed Jul 4 17:18:03 UTC 2007

Hi Valerie, Cherie, list members ..
Thanks for the information about July 4th ...

well Valerie - I would  n o t   add the movement up and inside. It is just
as I understand Cherie's comment - the two hands - with the tense symbol
indicate perfectly the shape of this big head from side to side - 

and ok. it is as you said some years (!!) before - somehow the hands have to
get to the next postion but there is no movement symbol needed because that
would withdraw your attention from the first important message ("look how
big the hat looks like") 

So my opinion just the two hands with tension symbol far away to the right
and  left from the head and next symbols c-handshapes moving up from above
the head - 

What do you think Cherie? 

Stefan ;-)

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July 4th, 2007

Cherie Wren wrote:
> The second sign after the fingerspelling, the brim of the hat...   
> with the movement arrows, I would read that as the hands close in  
> to the head, and end up on top of it.  That is a descriptive  
> adjective, describing the brim as large flat and round, showing its  
> placement in relation to the face.  The hands move into and out of  
> that position, but it is that position that carries the meaning.   
> Does that make sense?
> cherie
> Happy Fourth to all!

Happy 4th of July to you too, Cherie!

(Here in the United States we are celebrating our Independence Day,  
July 4th... ;-)

So I assume the Cat in the Hat writing will take a vacation today ;-))

But yes, your description above of the descriptive adjective makes  
perfect sense, and that was why I felt we needed the movement arrows  
showing that the hat is placed on the head. I am so glad you created  
a video, because it helps the editing process so much!!

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