|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Wed Mar 8, 2000 4:12 pm
Subject: Alternating Finger Movement
>Thank you for your "spider gymnastics". I had a good laugh at it. I enjoyed
>reading your .gif.
March 8, 2000
And I agree with Hope, Stefan. That was a charming message and your
writing was adorable ;-)
I know that you did not actually ask for my analysis of your writing
in the "spider gymnastics" attachment, but I did notice a detail that
may be frustrating you....regarding the Alternating Finger symbol.
In my attached diagram, Number 2 is a sign taken from your writing.
It is not correct. It should look like Number 1.
The single Finger-Trill Symbol cannot be placed over each finger...it
instead must be connected to mean all of the Alternating Fingers are
moving together in an "on-going alternating movement".
The single Alternating Symbol, which you used, can only be written
once near a handshape. A complete explanation of that symbol is in
the Parkhurst's textbook SignoEscritura, or look on this web page for
Single Finger Trills
In this attachment, I have included some of the diagrams from the web: