COLOMBIA: Question Tortoise sign

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Apr 29 16:40:45 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
April 29, 2003

Dear SW List Members -
Many thanks for your questions...First I will answer an old question 
from Colombia, since Hector never got an answer, and then Switzerland 
after that!  Here is Hector's original question...Answer is coming next 
message...Val ;-)


On Sunday, April 13, 2003 Hector Devia wrote:
> Regarding the proper way to write signs, I would like to ask your 
> feeling about the tortoise sign, as you can see it is an ASL loan sign 
> here in Colombia. The writing form of the ASL dictionary do not make 
> sense to me, because I read that the right hand palm faces up, but I 
> need to write the palm facing to the side, aditonally to show the 
> thumb finger closing twice. (left hand is on right hand) Am I 
> interpreting the signwriting symbols correctly?

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