# Rotation Symbols

Ingvild Roald iroald at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 7 09:34:22 UTC 2011

```Of the symbols in the grid, the movements in row 3 and 7 from the top are larger than the others  - isn't that right? Not just a small 'flip' but a turning? For example, the second and the third row start at the same posistion but end up differently, while the third and the forth row start differently and end up the same.

Ingvild

Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 20:37:38 -0700
From: kjoanne403 at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Subject: Re: Rotation Symbols
To: SW-L at LISTSERV.VALENCIACC.EDU

----- Original Message -----
From:
Valerie
Sutton
To: SW-L at LISTSERV.VALENCIACC.EDU

Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 9:37
PM
Subject: Re: Rotation Symbols

SignWriting List
March 4, 2011

On Mar 4, 2011, at 7:48 PM, KJ wrote:

symbol  shows a
single arm twist - the hand flips 90 degrees and does not return to the
starting position
The second symbol  shows the
arm twisting twice in
the same direction -
the movement back to the starting position is not relevant to the sign
and is not written;
The third symbol  shows a
twist back and
forth - the hand
flips 90 degrees and returns to the starting position;
The fourth symbol  is what I
think you meant by "trill" - the arm twists back and forth quickly; it's the
symbol I would use for the ASL sign "tree" and is the same symbol you sent
reader knows which hand is used (in this case the right hand, because the
arrowhead is black), but it's not required.

Hope this helps,
KJ

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What a beautiful explanation, Kelly Jo. Really well taught...

Thank you, Val! :-)

The above symbols are the most commonly used of the Rotation Symbols and
are used in the sign for FOREST...

but a side note...

Rotation symbols can start in different places...There are 8 possible
Rotation Symbols...They wrap around the forearm like a pole...

By the way, I was thinking of teaching how to read Snow White in the new

That would be cool! :-)
KJ

Val ;-)

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