AW: [sw-l] Namibia handshape construction

Ingvild Roald iroald at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 2 09:13:50 UTC 2009

Symbols used for everyday writing may be intuitive (as most of the 
SignWriting symbols are) or non-intuitive, like the conventions on 
arrowheads etc. But they should not be counter-intuitive. Maybe Stefan and I 
both think as educators, more than as system builders. I find it 
counter-intuitive that both of the attached handshape symbols refer to the 
right hand - my feeling is that as the hand flippes, so should the parts of 
the symbols that represent the fingers. (I know that this is not the same 
handshape that Stefan wrote about, but it is in the same group of 

Just my feeling


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