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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Feb 17, 2000  2:14 pm

SignWriting List
February 17, 2000

A question received through a private email message:

>Yesterday she asked me how to write down the following movement but
>I haven't a
>clue: beginning with the handshape as used for "teach" (right hand only), palm
>orientation up with the hand parallel to the floor, the thumb then rubs across
>all the fingers beginning with the pinkie, and ending with the index
>finger. The
>movement is repeated twice.

Please see the attached file...

It shows Finger Movement.

Number 1: Shows rubbing the finger tips in a circle. When there are
no arrows near the Rub Symbol, then we assume that the rubbing motion
goes in a circle.

Number 2: Shows rubbing the fingers in the direction of the arrows.
The tiny arrows are "Finger Movement Arrows". Fingers use tiny arrows
that do not have the "dark and light arrowheads for right and
left"....they are always general arrows, and very tiny, placed close
to the fingers that are doing the movement....they are almost always
used in combination with the Rub Symbol (exception: some dances from
Bali, India and the Far East, manipulate their fingers into
astonishing positions, and the little arrows come in handy in such
cases). (These little Finger Movement Arrows are in SignWriter
4.3...they are also used as Shoulder Movement Arrows.)

Number 3: The same movement, except that the arm itself moves from
side to side at the same time as the Finger Movement. I show this
example, not because it means anything ...only to show how different
the Arm Movement Arrows look in comparison to the Finger Movement

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