[sw-l] Is this Spelling Correct?

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Dec 7 13:54:49 UTC 2004

If you use the "edge-on" hand, the thumb is on the top and can contact the chin.

Try this!

Often, when trying to show the orientation of hand parallel to the floor and with thumb toward the reader, this is the clearest way to show without the thumb looking like it's on the wrong side.

Charles Butler

Sandy Fleming <sandy at FLEIMIN.DEMON.CO.UK> wrote:
Hi All!

I've added the sign "fish_2" meaning "fish as food" to the BSL dictionary:


I'm wondering, is this spelling OK?

The thumb is touching the chin but there's no way to actually make it look
like it's touching the chin. I've simply used the "chin" symbol, and put a
contact symbol next to the thumb.

The funny thing is that I always wrote this with the hand flipped, ie the
thumb actually looking like it was touching the chin, when using
handwriting. It's only when entering it via software that I noticed that the
right hand can't have the thumb there and had to think of another (though
rather odd) way of doing it!

Is there a way of spelling it (not in receptive mode!) so that it looks like
the thumb is touching the chin?

If only we had 3D paper! :)


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