Question about "this" sign

Bill Reese wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Fri Mar 26 14:23:29 UTC 2004


Actually, in that video dictionary, it looks like they are pointing
diagonally and specifically to an object.  When there is no object to
point to, I usually either point to the open palm of my other hand
usuing a double movement parallel to the wall plane, or just make the
same movement but without the palm.  That's exactly the same as what's
in the PUDL dictionary.  I would suspect that there may be different
"dialects" for "this" as my ASL hardcopy dictionary defines "this" as
"that", using a "Y" hand and moving it palm down in a double movement
parallel to the wall plane making contact with the open, upturned palm
of the non-dominant hand.


Nikos Grammalidis wrote:

> Dear All,
> We would like some help with the interpretation of "this" sign which
> is expressed by the following graphic according to the
> PUDL dictionary:
> <>
> Since the double stemmed arrows denote motion parallel to the wall
> plane, we cannot understand
> the corresponding video from the ASL video dictionary
> where the movement is parallel to the floor plane.
> Can somebody explain this to us?
> Thanks in advance,
> Nikos Grammalidis.
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