ASL - Grace

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Feb 26 20:33:42 UTC 2004

Hi Valerie, and Stuart

Looking at "grace" as you have spelled it Valerie, looks okay except that the movement goes from shoulder level down to chest while the arm turns from the first position to the second.  It's not a curved motion, but a down and left motion with the twist of the handshape being indicated, as you note, by the change of orientation between the first and second position.

Valerie Sutton <sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG> wrote:
SignWriting List
February 26, 2004

Stuart...Why is the rotation symbol necessary at all? Since you are
writing both the beginning and ending handshape, isn't it obvious that
a twist happens automatically, to get to the second position? If the
answer is yes, then it could be written without the rotation symbol. I
wonder if the movement isn't similar to the ASL signs for US and OUR?
That is a traveling curved arrow, not a rotation, but the ending
position makes it clear that a rotation occurred during the
traveling...Take a look at the attached...

Would this work for you? Anyone have opinions?

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