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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Feb 16, 2000  7:20 am
Subject:  Re: Rotation movement - "axial" movement

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February 15, 2000

Attached is a fourth diagram, illustrated by Steve Parkhurst. It is
excerpted from the Parkhurst's new textbook recently published in
Spain, entitled "SignoEscritura". The examples are signs from Spanish
Sign Language (Madrid dialect, is my guess), taken from page 131.

It shows the four possible rotations with the double-stemmed axis.

But it also shows a very interesting sign to the far right...the sign

I suspect that must mean "unscrewing the lid of a jar"?

The left hand is the "C" hand, which must be holding the jar.

The right hand is connected to an arm line, because it is such an
unusual position for the arm to be the forearm is up and
down, parallel with the wall...that is why the rotation symbol has a
double stem....So where is the rotation movement coming from? The
wrist, in the motion of the arrow....

All of these illustrations have shown "Axial Movement", which is
"rotation of the arm or the wrist":
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