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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Dec 22, 1999  6:31 pm
Subject:  Re: Input requested

Hi James and Everyone!

Thanks, James, for the message below...

Can you create a .GIF file of one of your attempted writings of the sign
below, and send it to the SW List as an attached file?

That would really help, and then we can respond better...

The English language is not very good at explaining movement! ;-)

Or you can create a .jpeg file if that is easier, or send an attached .SGN
file. It would be best as a .GIF though!

Val ;-)


>Greetings, everyone.
>I would appreciate your thoughts on producing the following sign:
>The english is NUTS, as in walnuts. The sign, in Nicaragua, is formed in
>two parts. The first is a chomp on a Group 3 handshape, but we know how to
>write that. The second part is more challenging.
>You start with a right "A" hand, parallel to floor, palm up. Now, pretend
>you are clutching a small lump of melting snow. Relax your pinky just a
>bit, that tighten it up again. Now, do the same with your ring finger,
>followed by your middle finger, then your index and start over with your
>pinky. So your hand is starting to open but immediately closes up again,
>and the whole thing is a rythmic alternating motion (like a wave frequency)
>from left to right (from pinky to index).
>For "money" or "dog" (Group 3, fingers snapping) we use a double rub with a
>double quick dynamic marker, but "nuts" is a wholly different shape and
>-- James

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