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Stefan Woehrmann2 |
Date: Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:36 pm
Subject: Re: ZURICH: Some general questions
I love to discuss spelling problems - so thanks for your questions.
I sat down and wrote a variation of several signs that come close to your
Which one would you choose ??
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From: "Valerie Sutton"
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 4:39 PM
Subject: ZURICH: Some general questions
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002
From: Penny Braem
Subject: Zurich - some general questions
Here are some general questions that have cropped us as the Noah notation
1. In closed fist handshapes (with the thumb crossed over the fingers), is
there a way to differentiate between different orientations of the
thumbtip? In the DSGS sign for goat, for example, the fist is placed on
the chin, palm facing the body, with the crossed-over thumbtip pointing to
the nondominant (left) side; the hand then moves in a downward curve out
from the body, ending with the palm facing away and thumbtip up. Another
DSGS sign is made at the same location, with the same handshape and palm
orientation, but with the thumbtip pointed up (like in the ASL sign at the
forehead for DUMB, or the orientation of the hand for the ASL sign for