Just noticed ... (followup to previous email)

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Jul 14 16:41:06 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
July 14, 2003

Yes. That is right. There is a difference in meaning in this case. The
thumb in this case is a little forward...but if it were an L hand with
the thumb bent, the thumb line would be on the other side of the
square...and there is a reason why that symbol is in SymbolBank -
because it is used for a variety of signs...and when it  comes to the
sign for WHO in ASL...there are people who vary the way the thumb
is...some people do have the thumb a little forward...anyway...let me
get a lesson together now, explaining all this properly...it will be
fun!  Val ;-)

On Sunday, July 13, 2003, at 03:09 PM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> I just noticed the ASL sign for "who" in the SW dictionary has the
> first handshape that I mentioned in my recent email.  Orientation-wise
> it is the same as L, but in the list of shadings, the thumb position
> is different between the L and the "bent" L. I am not sure I
> understand why the difference in the thumb placement between the L and
> the bent L. See the diagram in the attachment.

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