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From:  Wayne Smith
Date:  Fri May 12, 2000  3:43 am
Subject:  Re: Questions Rotation Symbols


Valerie -
OIC! Thanks!
Love,
- Wayne

Valerie Sutton wrote:
>
> At 12:33 PM -0400 5/11/00, Wayne Smith wrote:
> > "less0065.gif" raises a question in my mind. In talking about
> >Norwegian "u", you show the handshape as being vertical (in that there
> >is no break at the fingers), yet you indicate that the arm is parallel
> >with the floor during the twisting movement (there is just one central
> >line as opposed to two and the twisting movements have double stems).
> >Isn't this a contradiction, or is this how one notates things that are
> >actually at a 45o angle?
> > Confused,
> > - Wayne
>
> SignWriting List
> May 11, 2000
>
> Ok. Take a look at this E-Lesson on the web:
>
> http://www.SignWriting.org/lessons/less035.html
>
> At the bottom of that page you will see the Norwegian "U" described.
>
> If you still have questions, of course write again.
>
> Essentially, the hand starts parallel to the wall plane, and by the
> nature of the movement symbol, has no choice but to dip down to do
> the movement parallel with the floor. Just as in the sign in ASL for
> BAD, the hand starts parallel with the chest, but then dips down
> parallel to the floor to do the rotation...so the movement symbol
> encompasses the plane change as well.
> --
>
> Val ;-)
>
> -----------------------------
>
> Valerie Sutton
>
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