Question about Hand Configuration
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Dec 7 19:53:10 UTC 2003
December 7, 2003
Suksiri Danthanavanich wrote:
> I'm not sure which case I can use the terminology 'Hand Configuration'
> My need is the terminology which refers to the hand and his handshape
> each word.
> For example,
> 1. the signer uses only one hand for the word 'I'
> 2. the signer uses his two hands (same handshape) for the word 'year'
> 3. the signer uses his two hands (different handshape) for the word 'to
> Can I use that term 'Hand Configuration' for these cases?
Hello Suksiri, and SW List members...
Gosh. That is a good question! Does anyone have an opinion on this? I
am not a linguist so I do not know the current linguistic terminology
in English...all three of your examples are "signs" ....the first one
is a ...one-handed sign...and the last two are ...two handed signs...
I don't know. Is this for a written paper?
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