Parking on a Hill
gsmedia at DPLANET.CH
Tue Feb 18 10:34:41 UTC 2003
Here in Zurich we have a working group for notating Swiss German signs.
We have found several signs for which we don't think there is an
existing symbol in SW, but would like to check with the List first to
see if this is correct.
For example for a car parked upwards or downwards on a hill in front of
the signer, we use a flat hand, palm down with the tips orientated away
from the signer and slightly upwards. This sign requires no movement,
so the forwards+upwards orientation of the hand cannot be shown with a
Our problem is that we can't find a SW symbol which shows IN THE
HANDSHAPE ALONE this forwards-upward or -downwards diagonal orientation
(although one can write upward+diagonal orientations of the hand in the
Have we missed something? Is there indeed a way to write such a sign in
which no movement is involved?
Many thanks for any advice you might have,
GS-MEDIA Gebaerdenschrift (SignWriting) Projekt
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