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From:  Charles Butler
Date:  Sat Jun 17, 2000  3:07 pm
Subject:  Re: feedback on Irish Blessing

I think the first diagram is actually closer to what I had in mind.

The left hand is horizontal, facing upward. The right hand comes between
the hand and the chest. For me, if I wanted to go through the hand (like
for drown), I'd have to put the |*| (between) sign with the arrow. Without
the |*| sign it reads the logical way with the right hand between me and the
flat hand.

> >I had no trouble reading the sign for "deep" It does seem kind of like
> >the arrow is coming from the left hand, but the arrowhead clears that up.
> >But I guess my knowledge of ASL
> >tells me how it goes even though personally I sign it a little bit
> >different.
> Actually, from a purely technical perspective, Stefan was correct
> that is was impossible to do what was written. The palm of the left
> hand was shown facing up, and the movement of the right hand looked
> like it was piercing the left hand and going through it somehow. Just
> a simple change in palm facing of the left hand from overhead view to
> palm facing the chest, would make it more readable.

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