question on sign notation, small arrow heads

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu May 3 22:56:44 UTC 2007

Hello Stefan!
Thanks for this question.

They are just the NO hand with the right and left hands...same  
handshape...just facing each other...the NO hand for the left hand  
has the back of the hand to the floor, parallel to the floor, so we  
are seeing the palm of the left hand, and the fingers are in the NO  
position... pointing at each other, the arms projected forward,  
rather than seen from the side as you wrote it...which is fine  
too...both writings are fine...I was just writing it with the  
handshapes that Anny had chosen, but placing them pointing towards  
each other...that's all...But I like your handshapes too! They are  
all fine...Anny's question was about the Finger Movement symbols  
themselves so I just used her handshapes she had chosen...

Val ;-)

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On May 3, 2007, at 3:25 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

> Hi Val,
> - ha do not want to open a can of worms - my Mundbilder are just  
> for fun to
> give an idea what I pay attention to -
> There is another problem -
> It is late at night and may be that is the reason - but I have  
> trouble to
> understand the topdown symbol of the left hand in your spelling! I can
> understand the spelling of the right hand - no problem and I  
> agree ;-))
> Can you comment on that?
> Stefan ;-)
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-sw-l at
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at] Im Auftrag von Valerie  
> Sutton
> Gesendet: Freitag, 4. Mai 2007 00:02
> An: sw-l at
> Betreff: Re: AW: [sw-l] question on sign notation, small arrow heads
> SignWriting List
> May 3, 2007
> On May 3, 2007, at 2:45 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
>> here is what I see - smile - "estomac"
>> (I have got no idea how the word is pronounced in french - but
>> nevertheless
>> - smile  Stefan ;-)  L.I.F.E
> Hi Stefan!
> I am so happy to see your writing! And I enjoy reading the Mouth
> Movements with the writing of the sign...
> And I notice different handshape interpretations...and no Finger
> Movement Symbols...very clear...

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