question on sign notation /small movments

Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod acpg at VTXNET.CH
Tue Sep 4 21:25:06 UTC 2007

Le 4 sept. 07 à 23:13, Valerie Sutton a écrit :

> SignWriting List
> September 4, 2007
> On Sep 4, 2007, at 1:50 PM, Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod wrote:
>> How should I write this sign...... so that someone who reads it  
>> knows it's only a small movement ?
>> I've got the same problem with other signs which use small  
>> circular movement
> Hello Anny!
> Thanks for this question and don't forget to also ask the question  
> about the PocketPuddle to the List too when you have a chance. That  
> way I don't need to answer it twice to others ;-))
I will!! thanks
> Regarding circle sizes, I personally use these dotted-lined circles  
> (see attached). Those are the original circle symbols that have  
> been used since 1974. Circles from the elbow or finger joints are  
> dotted-lined circles and circles from the shoulder or wrist joints  
> are solid lined circles...
> The ones you chose are fine and can be read easily, but they are  
> not graphically beautiful yet in the ISWA...I need to work on  
> getting multiple bitmapped images in multiple sizes into the ISWA  
> and I have not done that for years...people keep asking me for  
> different size circles and I am never getting to it...
I know how busy you are!!! I was just wondering if there's a symbol  
that could be added near the circle to mean "small"
> so until I do, you can choose the dotted-lined circles that look a  
> little bit smaller than the ones you chose, plus you could write it  
> by hand at smaller sizes or construct one from multiple tiny little  
> lines...there are tiny little curved lines under the limbs area if  
> you really feel that the size is truly important for your document...
Ok fine!!! the other solution for the people that don't know the size  
is to add a comment....!
> But I do have a question about the palm you really want  
> the overhead view of the side of the hand? That would be the same  
> palm facing as the white palm front I wonder why you  
> wrote the palm facing differently that the white palms that are  
> easier to write?
one of the signs comes from the belgian Puddle.... tha other one was  
written by Anita my friend (before seing the other model...) i know  
both palm facing mean the same in this specific situation.....
> Or do you want the side view of the palms facing to the floor?
> If yes, then those would not have a break at the knuckle  
> joints...because it is parallel to your chest side  
> ;-)

thansk for this quick answer!!!

take care

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Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod
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