|SignWriting List Forum|
Wayne in Maine |
Date: Wed Feb 16, 2000 8:44 pm
Subject: Steve's book
Val and Steve -
I was wondering whether it might be possible to get a copy of Steve's
book. Is it published yet? It looks excellent!
>From: Valerie Sutton
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Re: Rotation movement - "axial" movement
>Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 23:20:56 -0800
>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
>for "CERRA UNA TARRINA".
>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 in....so 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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