AW: [sw-l] GIFs posted for IMWA Group 01-07 Ring Finger

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jul 23 19:33:52 UTC 2004

I'm looking at the multiple 01-07s, and I'm not sure I find the "noiva" handshape from Libras.  Is 01-07-03 or 01-07-08 the ring finger being held up by the thumb at the middle joint (displaying an engagement ring).  We had to create this in Libras while I was in Brazil, and I was hoping it was in the IMWA.

Charles Butler

Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:
SignWriting List
July 23, 2004

Adam Frost wrote:
> I just went through group 01-07. I didn't find it hard to do. I guess
> that that is because I have done weirder handshapes when I was making
> a writing system years before I found SignWriting. True, the older one
> gets, the harder it is to do complex handshapes. It is just the same
> as when hearing babies learn a language verses an adult learning a
> language. I guess the reason that I am rambling on is because the
> handshapes can be used in everyday conversation even if they seem
> awkward to us.

That is interesting, Adam. Since you are Deaf, perhaps that is why your
hands are more limber? grin ;-)

The handshape for number 7 in ASL is in that Group 01-07...Are there
others in Group 01-07 that are used in ASL? Just curious....Take a look
at the attached graphic...

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