Movements of the tongue or of the lips?

Valerie Sutton dac at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Sep 11 17:04:29 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
September 11, 2007

Marisa Braasch wrote:
> What do these three symbols exactly mean? In sign puddle I found  
> them in the "mouth" section, not in the "tongue" section, if that  
> helps.
> Thank you,

Thank you for this question.

I agree they should be in the Tongue area, and not the Mouth area.  
That will be changed when the new ISWA (International SignWriting  
Alphabet) is released and installed into SignPuddle. When will that  
happen? I hope this year, but if not, then in 2008. The ISWA will  
also include the handshapes needed to write Ethiopian Sign Language  
literature in SignPuddle.

Originally, these new tongue symbols were designed as a possibility  
for the Norwegian tongues, but then other symbols were chosen for the  
Norwegian tongues, which are working for them...they write with them  
and that is great that worked out so well!

But these symbols were then left over, with no definition, but I have  
since given them a definition, but that has to wait officially until  
the ISWA is released...

Having said that, let me share with you what they will mean next  
message...I am preparing a may take me a few hours...

Meanwhile, for your research, Marisa, you certainly do not have to  
mention these, since no one is using them yet as far as I know!

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