Sign Names in SignWriting ;-)

Jonathan duncanjonathan at YAHOO.CA
Tue May 1 03:11:33 UTC 2007

Hi Stefan,
    I'm fine with our picture show as well. 
    My sign JD has a bit of a bounce in it between the J and the D.  But
I don't know if there is an easy was to write a bounce.


Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> 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.
> Stuart
> 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 ;-)


Jonathan & Yolaine Duncan
8-)  & ;-)

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