Need sign for PORTUGAL

Wayne Smith wayne at MRLANGUAGE.COM
Mon Mar 8 00:09:05 UTC 2004

Val -
     I'm having major problems with my computer, so this is my send attempt
to answer this e-mail.  : (
     I would say the second spelling for Portugal is the best.  The first is
good, but doesn't indicate the grazing motion.  The third spelling is
     I went to the "Who uses SignWriting?" page and discovered that the
spelling for Taiwan is incorrect. After a lot of frustration (all the fault
of my computer) I decided the best way to show you what the sign looks like
is to take a picture of it on the screen, drawn from one of my TSL .sgn
files.  Hopefully this is clear enough.
            - Wayne

----- Original Message -----
From: "Valerie Sutton" <sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Need sign for PORTUGAL

> SignWriting List
> March 7, 2004
> On Mar 6, 2004, at 5:53 PM, Wayne Smith wrote:
> > (right or left) index finger, extended (i.e. the "one" handshape),
> > beginning
> > with contact in the middle of the forehead, and then tracing a line
> > straight
> > down the front of the face, in contact with the nose, lips, chin, etc.
> > until
> > it stops at a point under the chin.  What this sign is is a tracing of
> > the
> > silhouette shape of the western edge of Portugal which faces the
> > Atlantic.
> > Lisbon is located at approximately where the "nose" on the western
> > part of
> > the country is located....
> Dear SW List, and Wayne!
> Thank you for the description of the international sign for
> PORTUGAL...Are any of these spellings correct? Which one would you
> choose?



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