|SignWriting List Forum|
Karen Michaels |
Date: Sun Jan 9, 2000 3:36 pm
Subject: Re: American sign for "FEW"
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Valerie Sutton wrote:
> >I don't know what the cultural American deaf actually use but when
> >learning ASL
> >for the past few years, I learned FEW and SEVERAL. SEVERAL was like how
> >you are
> >showing FEW. FEW opened all but the last (pinky) finger. The thumb stopped
> >against the pinky, which would remain bent.
> >Bill Reese
> Dear SW List, and Bill...
> Thanks for this information, Bill. That is interesting!
> Since my job is to teach how to write ANY movement, no matter what the sign
> means...then this can be written too. It sounds like the sign for FEW that
> you mention above, only opens three fingers instead of four, and it ends in
> an American "6" handshape, or a "W" handshape rather than the "4"
> handshape....is that the way you would describe it?
> So, Bill, can you write that difference for us in SignWriting? You can take
> my original .GIFs and just make the change...You can find the "W" handshape
> on this web page:
> American Manual Alphabet
> I hope you will send us a .GIF!
> Val ;-)