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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Dec 8, 1999  4:07 pm
Subject:  Writing Legs & Feet


> Do you have any way to indicate the legs and/or feet? There is no
> entry in the dictionary for 'shorts' which is what I got in the first
> language above for 'pants'. Since it is tropical here shorts are
> commonly worn. I have about 5-6 variations for 'pants' that are
> different enough to need to make up new dictionary entries for each
> one. In the second language mentioned above for shoe the man actually
> lifted his foot and made up a 'new' (to me) sign for foot with
> straight sides and coming to a point on the right (he was using his
> left hand), then he indicated pulling on a shoe.

Hope Hurlbut, Malaysia


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Yes. SignWriting originally stems from DanceWriting, so we write the legs
and feet too. If there is no contact with the leg or foot, then the sign is
written beneath the hip line, and that is all. But if the sign contacts the
leg or foot, then you need to write a line for the
leg and foot, just as we write arm lines when there is contact on the arm.

SignWriting E-Lessons
Question 0007: Writing the legs and feet
http://www.SignWriting.org/less002.html


  Replies Author Date
2441 ASL sign for "pants" Valerie Sutton Wed  12/8/1999
2442 Another sign for "pants" Valerie Sutton Wed  12/8/1999
2443 ASL sign for "boots" Valerie Sutton Wed  12/8/1999
2444 Pulling up one boot... Valerie Sutton Wed  12/8/1999
2445 slapping the foot Valerie Sutton Wed  12/8/1999
2446 rubbing the knee Valerie Sutton Wed  12/8/1999
2461 Re: Writing Legs & Feet Valerie Sutton Sun  12/12/1999
2462 Re: Writing Legs & Feet Cecelia Smith Sun  12/12/1999
2463 Re: Writing Legs & Feet Valerie Sutton Mon  12/13/1999

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