# [Sw-l] The meaning of some dynamic signs

Valerie Sutton 0000001342802f5f-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU
Sun Mar 15 22:30:17 UTC 2020

```SignWriting List
March 15, 2020

Attached is a listing of the Dynamics Symbols, from page 183, in the Lessons in SignWriting Textbook.

A single curved line means that the two hands are moving exactly at the same time. "Simultaenous" means at the same time.

A double curved line (stacked on top of each other) means that the two hands move at the same time, BUT, one moves in one direction while simultaneously the other hand moves in the opposite direction. It is "simultaneous but alternating" movement.

Two curved lines that are "staggered" mean that one hand moves while the other one stays still, and then that hand stays still while the other one moves. So they are NOT "simultaneous" but "staggered" - one stays still while the other moves and then the other stays still while the other moves and so forth...  Natasha's example (in the previous attachment) of "Do you want to ask me questions?" shows that one hand moves alone and then it stops while the other hand moves alone and so forth...

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On March 15, 2020 at 3:17 PM, Valerie Sutton <0000001342802f5f-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU> wrote:

SignWriting List
March 15, 2020

DYNAMICS SYMBOLS

Let us look at a document written by Natasha Escalada-Westland, an ASL and SignWriting instructor, who presented at the SignWriting Symposium in 2014.

Natasha's Presentation 0009 in 2014:
https://www.signwriting.org/symposium/presentation0009.html

Natasha presented over 17 documents on SignWriting on that web page. One teaches Dynamics. Here is one page from that Dynamics document:

To be continued...

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