|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Mon Dec 6, 1999 1:53 am
Subject: Re: Writing the top of the head
> Re: LION, isn't it necessary to indicate the wrist flexion in the sign?
>As it is, it looks like the hand is fixed in the "palm faces back"
> - Wayne
>P.S. This is a great way to learn!
Hi Wayne -
The question was "how to write the top of the head' so in that sense I
think it is pretty clear that the hand is relating to the top of the head
in the sign for LION.
I beleive it is the movement symbol that causes the question in your
mind....The movement arrow starts at the thin area of the movement arrow's
stem and moves back in a curve towards the darker part of the arrow -
towards the signer...Usually that kind of movement is done at the level of
the chest - it is rare to see it relating to the head like that ...later I
can show you other signs that use that movement symbol - it means the whole
arm and hand move in a curve, back towards the signer....not indicating any
But yes, if you want to show wrist motion that is fine - why not write it
for us to see if we can read it?