spelling repeated movement
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March 29, 2009
What a great message...wonderful to hear from you. I am so happy for
you that you are sooo busy.....writing a full novel is a big job and a
And translating music...that sounds fascinating...
And for List Members...here is Kimberly's prior work with SignWriting:
SignWriting in Massachusetts
You can see that Kim is really busy publishing...
And yes, of course, writing multiple arrows is what most of us use all
the time...they are built into the ISWA so you don't even have to put
them together...we are all pretty used to them...
The stacked arrowheads, as you call them, Kim (that is a good name for
them), are used by some writers, but are not as commonly used...
There is another writer, James Shepard-Kegl, who writes Nicaraguan
Sign Language, and James does another combination of arrows that is
very interesting...I will create a diagram to show all of you
later...James just telephoned me and he asked me what i thought of his
combining of arrows and I told him I thought it was cool! and asked if
I could share it with the SW List...and he said fine.. so I
will...James is not on the List unfortunately because he is too busy...
Good luck with all your projects, Kim, and keep us informed -
On Mar 29, 2009, at 12:54 PM, Kimberley Shaw wrote:
> Hello all:
> my two cents -- I've been writing multiple arrows complete with
> stems (like Stefan's second example). That works best for me.
> Right now, me and my ASL consultant have been translating a very
> long piece of music which I will be signing in a concert this May.
> Since I have to write things down very quickly during our
> not-long-enough once-a-week sessions, I have to write them as clearly
> as possilbe the first time around, and I do think that multiple
> arrows, rather than stacked arrowheads, read much better when I'm
> reviewing those notes later on in rehearsals.
> And that is also why I haven't been adding things to ASL puddle,
> or putting up Signwritten texts online -- am too darn busy getting
> ready for concerts, and also getting my novel ready to submit to
> publishers! There will be a bit of SignWriting in the novel, by the
> way -- which I will show off to all of you before it gets seen by
> anybody else.
> Kim from Boston
> 2009/3/29 SignWriting <signwriting at mac.com>:
>> SignWriting List
>> March 29, 2009
>> On Mar 29, 2009, at 8:53 AM, Natasha Escalada-Westland wrote:
>>> I just had a student ask me how to write a repeat motion last
>>> Friday. How
>>> timely. Is there any additional symbology that means to repeat
>>> motion that
>>> might help clarify?
>> Hello Natasha!
>> Thanks for this question. Yes, this is timely!
>> And thanks to Stefan for his suggestion of multiple arrowheads on one
>> stemline...which is definitely used by some writers...including
>> myself from
>> time to time...
>> In general, repeated motion, in SignWriting, is most of the time
>> with double or triple arrows, written side by side going in the same
>> direction, to show emphasis on the direction of movement...So
>> whatever the
>> motion is, if it repeats, you write the same symbol several times
>> to show
>> the repeated motion. People read this very quickly. Two movement
>> means repeated movement twice. Three movement arrows can mean three
>> or multiple times.
>> Writing multiple arrowheads on one stemline is another alternative,
>> rare. You can build that in the ISWA with no problem.
>> Here are some of the repeated motion symbols in the ISWA already put
>> together for you. Please see attached diagram:
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