SignWriting List
October 12, 2005
Modified October 11, 2010


Question: SignSpelling Process?

I am looking for a way to describe in basic, simple terms how we move from a sign we see, to a sign we write. Are there steps to describe this process?


I have a process. Here is the way I write signs, step-by-step:

1. The Position of Contact is written first. It is the Center of the sign.

2. There are 8 possible placements of Movement Symbols around the Center. The arrows PULL or DRAG the hands in the direction of the arrow. When I write, I imagine this Movement wheel:

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Valerie Sutton