Head possitions

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Wed May 28 14:11:04 UTC 2014

SignWriting List
May 28, 2014

Hello Honza from the Czech Republic!
Great to hear from you. Thank you for your question below. Regarding the question about writing Tilted Heads...The Tilted Heads are under another section in the ISWA 2010. Please see my screen capture attached. There are several ways to write Tilted Heads and they needed to be grouped together. The one that you asked about, which includes the Shoulder Line and a tilted line for the Nose Direction, is an older symbol used more for DanceWriting. In SignWriting today, most people write using some of the other symbols for Tilted Heads, so grouping the Tilted Head symbols all together has been helpful to see all the choices. See attached…

Regarding the symbol that shows the Nose Direction straight forward…that specific symbol doesn’t exist in the ISWA 2010 because that is the “default” position and does not have to be written - we “assume” that the head is straight and looking straight forward unless “otherwise written”…. So in SignWriting that one is not needed. You could construct it however, in SignPuddle, if for some reason you need it for Movement Writing...


On May 28, 2014, at 4:34 AM, Honza <honza at ruce.cz> wrote:

> Hello,
> Val, please where I can find this symbols? (screenshot1)
> They ought to be in this group, but just these aren't there (screenshot2)
> Thanks 
> Honza



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