Questions about Palm Orientation

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Apr 23 15:16:26 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
April 23, 2004

> When the signer sees his palm or the back of his palm and the hand
> symbol is rotated, how can I understand which exactly is the rotation
> axis of the wrist?

Hello Everyone!
Thank you for this question. Here are diagrams of 8 rotations...When we
write in SignWriting, we ask ourselves three questions:

1. Is the hand parallel with the Wall or Floor?
2. Do I see the palm of my hand, the side of my hand, or the back of my
3. What direction are the fingers pointing?

In these examples, the hand is parallel with the Front Wall...

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