ASL - Grace

Stuart Thiessen smt_sw at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Feb 26 16:31:37 UTC 2004

I was concerned about that too, Charles. I am still confused on the 
rotation symbols because of the issue of whether the thumb or little 
finger leads the rotation.  I have never gotten a good feel for that 
and how to write it.  It would be nice if there was a clearer way to 
describe that choice.  No offense, Valerie.  I know describing these 
things are hard :). When do you use the arrow curving down and up and 
when to use the arrow curving up and down is another question I am not 
too sure I understand.



On Feb 26, 2004, at 9:20 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

> Visually, it looks like the wedge hand is turning away from the body 
> before it comes down to become the flat hand.  I would flip the turn 
> arrow the other way so that the arrows are pointing in the same visual 
> direction.  I guess use the arrow that traces the little finger side. 
> Stuart Thiessen <smt_sw at EARTHLINK.NET> wrote:
>  I am working on the transcription of a common religious sign for 
> grace.
> (See attached). I wanted to check if anyone could think of a clearer
> spelling.
> It starts with a 5-hand fingertips together facing outward just in
> front of the dominant side shoulder then the hand twists with the wrist
> toward the body while moving toward the non-dominant shoulder and ends
> up in an open 5-hand that touches the front of the shoulder. My primary
> question is how to order the movement symbols when it is a more complex
> movement like this?
> Does my spelling look clear?
> Thanks,
> Stuart
> > ATTACHMENT part 2 image/gif x-mac-type=47494666; x-unix-mode=0777; 
> x-mac-creator=474B4F4E; name=SW-Grace.gif

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