AW: [sw-l] writing body and head motions with repetition

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Tue Mar 3 23:19:18 UTC 2009

Hi Natasha, 


I do not know the performance of the signer – can you describe the “her head
right, left, right, left.” – you describe this like an Egyptian dancer –
nose staying in front – 

Another problem is the spelling of the “feet” – both feet running
simultaneously ??? forward –like hopping? 


It seems to be a challenge to write this performance ... 


Stefan ;-)



Von: sw-l-bounces at
[mailto:sw-l-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Natasha
Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 22:58
An: SignWriting Listserve
Betreff: [sw-l] writing body and head motions with repetition


Hello list,
I am trying to transcribe a portion of a story told by Ella Mae Lentz called
"Coyote and Roadrunner". In this there is a portion where she describes the
Roadrunner character.  Her body sways left to right and simultaneously turns
her head right, left, right, left.  As her head turns, her eye gaze also
shifts from looking up to the right then up to the left along with the
previously described head turns.  During this entire series, she uses "one"
handshapes to show the Roadrunner's legs running furiously.  Below is my
attempt to write all this:
Maybe there's just too much information for one sign, but it sure seems like
a single entity when I watch the video.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

Natasha Escalada-Westland, M.Ed. (D/HH), Macromedia Cert. <> 


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