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From:  Bill Reese
Date:  Sun Jan 10, 1999  5:03 pm
Subject:  Re: actors

Cecilia, you're breaking my heart. :-)

Ok, true - B hand is not "B" in some cases. I couldn't say whether they
are exceptions or not. I do know that the "B" hand is used in "beer",
"brown", "blue", "bitch", "breakfast", "bachelor", "bake", "bastard",
"be", "bet". In these cases, it's obvious that the "B" hand denotes the
beginning letter. For ASL, anyway.


Cecelia Smith wrote:
> >
> > The "B" hand means "B". :-)
> >
> Not unless it is held in the position and orientation that shows you are using
> fingerspelling. In another position and orientation, that hand-shape is
> used in the sign for "CLOSE" or for "DOOR" :) In those instances,
> the "B" hand has no meaning, in and of itself. It certainly is not an ASL
> sign for the English letter "B"

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