Wrist movements vs Forearm movement

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Jan 20 17:02:39 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
January 20, 2004

Adam Frost wrote:
> Another one is the "shaking" of the wrist. Is this written just the
> same as the "rotation" only there are three arrow lines, but not
> necessarily the arrow head?

Yes. That is arm shaking and not wrist shaking. Wrist movement is only
the hand moving without the rest of the arm, but in the case of the
sign for TREE, in ASL, it is the forearm that is rotating or shaking,
not the wrist...Please see the diagram...

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