Sign Names in SignWriting ;-)

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Tue May 1 00:32:35 UTC 2007

An example is already in the ASL dictionary under Stuart. There is  
one written as I have always written it, and then this new (old) way.  
Hmm. I am curious why you and others picked under? Standardization  
makes computers happy so that is why I ask ... even if it means I  
have to change the spelling of my name. :)

On another note, I am fine with my photo being posted as well.


On Apr 30, 2007, at 18:05, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> April 30, 2007
> Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>> I noticed one thing related to my name sign. I typically put the  
>> contact symbols above the fist rather than under it. Is that  
>> incorrect or just a style difference?
> Hi Stuart!
> This is a good is fine to do either way...whether the  
> contact stars are above or below still gives the correct  
> information for the reader...
> But I am interested by this, because for reasons unknown to me, a  
> standard started to develop with Lucinda and other writers like  
> myself...we wrote the two stars underneath except for signs that  
> are directly on top of the head...and I became used to that...
> And I am not sure if this is something that will become a standard  
> or not...time will tell...
> If you go to the ASL Dictionary in SignPuddle and search for name- 
> sign, you will see a screen like this:
> <Picture 11.png>
> and then if you choose name-sign-S, you will see a bunch of common  
> signs that are used for different S-names...not all are there, but  
> some at least...I hope in time to build a real database like this  
> for ways to write different name-signs and over time we will see  
> which way people choose to write it...the two S-related name signs  
> shown below:
> <Picture 12.png>
> ....shows you the way I would write two name signs...notice the  
> stars under the hands...
> You can add your writing style to that section in the dictionary  
> too...and then we can open it for more discussion by pointing  
> people to it online...  Val ;-)

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