[sw-l] Sign for SWITZERLAND...How would you write it?

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Nov 25 14:12:57 UTC 2004

Hello Ingrid and all,

I would agree with this discussion.  For the curved fingers on facing the reader, I think the fingers should go the other way, the way you flip it for the "hook" hand.

Ingvild Roald <ingvild.roald at STATPED.NO> wrote:
Hi Val and everyone,

when I take a closer look at this diagram, I get even more confused.

Usually, as with the Index handshape, there is a change from collumn 1 to
collumn 3.
In this diagram, they point the same way.

To my feeling, column 1, row 1 shows the left hand, not the right one -

See my markings in red for the three, and in green for the one I feel is

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sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu writes:
>SignWriting List
>November 24, 2004
>Ingvild Roald wrote:
>> If I am right about this, the handshapes where the fingers are straight
>> from the palm are easy. But I get problems understanding the system
>> when

>> the fingers are curved. For instance, in the sign for 'Switzerland' in
>> the

>> SignPudle, how is the hand held?
>> Sorry to beother you, but as I may have misunderstood the system, and
>> as

>> others may have trouble, I felt I ought to ask.
>Hello Everyone and Ingvild!
>No bother. Glad to answer your question. I agree with Ingvild. I do not
>like the way we wrote the sign for Switzerland. It doesn't seem correct
>in the palm facing does it? Please see attached...which palm facing do
>you all suggest we use?...Thanks for pointing this out, Ingvild!!

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