QUESTION: right or left hands in SymbolBank?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Dec 30 17:19:45 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
December 30, 2003

On Dec 26, 2003, Michael Turniansky wrote:
> Also, can you tell me if I have depicted the right or left hand for
> "Yehuda"  (expressive convention)?  I'm not sure!  I assume all the
> shapes in the symbol bank are right-handed, so this means that the
> thumb on a half-palm is the same side as it wouild be if the palm was
> facing you?

Hi Mike -
Yes...this is the right hand (see attached), however, SymbolBank does
include left handed symbols too...

The reason this one is the right hand is....pretend there were no
fingers would be a fist seen from the side...and it
would be a right hand...then the fingers stick is still the
same palm facing ...just with the fingers sticking out now...

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