Question regarding face direction symbols

Valerie Sutton dac at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Oct 10 15:38:04 UTC 2007

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October 10, 2007

On Oct 10, 2007, at 5:26 AM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> Hi, Valerie! I am doing some work on my MA research and was looking  
> at the face direction symbols. I noticed that there are essentially  
> 3 versions of face direction symbols. seem to be the most common  
> directions and so this seems to be a shortcut version?

I have always loved these symbols...

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and they are used on occasion...they represent the nose showing the  
tilt of the head...without other added symbols...and if we did not  
need to write other facial symbols it would be perfect...the problem  
is that to write a facial expression in the same Facial Circle, the  
other face symbols would have to tilt too, to be correct visually,  
and we do not have tilted mouth symbols and tilted eyes etc in the  
IMWA and imagine that could become quite that is why  
although these symbols are used, they are not used as much...

But there is another version of the same...the two tilted lines are  
placed above the head, and that works because it does not come in  
conflict with the facial symbols...these are movements, not static  

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