[sw-l] left-handed or right-handed?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Dec 6 18:20:13 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
December 6, 2004

I like your decision, Kathleen, to include both right and left handed
signs in the SignPuddle dictionary online, since that dictionary is
also used to create email, translations, and maybe someday sentences,
in SignText...so making the first entry right-handed and the second
entry the left-handed sign is very clever - good solution!!

And congrats that you realized the left and right handed arrows...that
is good!

Now, regarding SignSpelling rules...Remember the arrows are above the
handshape, if the arrow is moving forward or up...Please see attached

There is only one exception to this rule. When the hand is touching the
chin, or low on the face, and then the movement goes up or forward, the
arrow would hit the middle of the facial circle...we move the arrow to
the side in that one case, but all other cases, the arrows are like
this diagram...so you need to move the arrows to above the hand:

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