how to write big waves

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Sun Nov 9 22:10:19 UTC 2008

SignWriting List
November 9, 2008

On Nov 9, 2008, at 1:43 PM, Charles Butler wrote:
> Check Waves big on the SignPuddle ASL dictionary.  I'm glad that  
> "simple" is better.

Yes. I agree. I prefer very simple writing....the simpler the better.

Here is how I would write the big waves...mine is the second one  

the movement symbols are already constructed for you in the  
need to construct any symbols...and the Simultaneous Line (the Same- 
Time Line) is not necessary either...a few years ago we made the  
decision as a group here on the List, to make the assumption, that if  
there is no Simultaneous Line written, that we assume that the hands  
move at the same time...of course, it is not wrong to write the is just more detail than we are trying to  
find a way to read and write signs with the least amount of  
information necessary, but still get all the meaning...of course it is  
hard to know sometimes how much can be taken away, but the second  
writing is enough information I think to read that it is a large wave  
and both hands are doing it...

Thanks for your input, Charles!

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