Specific symbol

Natasha Escalada-Westland shash90 at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 13 17:06:59 UTC 2008

Thanks everybody!Natasha Escalada-Westland, M.Ed. (D/HH), Macromedia Cert.www.westlandasl.com 

From: atg at videotron.caTo: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.eduSubject: Re: [sw-l] Specific symbolDate: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 11:18:32 -0500CC: shash90 at hotmail.com

Hi Natastha,
    See the attached diagram.
    Hand waving

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Valerie Sutton 
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Cc: Natasha Escalada-Westland 
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [sw-l] Specific symbol
SignWriting List 
December 13, 2008

On Dec 13, 2008, at 7:31 AM, Natasha Escalada-Westland wrote:

What symbol would one use to describe a flat hand, pinky and thumb extended to the side and three middle fingers straight and together? I had a student use this handshape creatively as a classifier in a story (to describe a werewolf's head), but I'm not sure there is an exact symbol.  I drew one myself and attached it. What do you think?

Hi Natasha and everyone -

I think your writing is perfect...

You found the closest symbol in the ISWA, which is the Flat Hand with the Baby Finger extended, and added the thumb...that is the best you can do, since the exact symbol is not in the ISWA...Symbol construction is necessary sometimes...;-)

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