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

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Nov 25 15:16:17 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
November 25, 2004

Ingvild Roald wrote:
> Actually, I would prefer the symbol in row 15 of collumn 1 - but that
> is
> supposed to be the left hand, is it not? I have placed a green circle
> around mu choice.

Let's throw out the term left and right hands...These symbols are just
rotations...counter clockwise and clockwise...that is all.

And by the way, the handshape that Anny and I wrote for the sign for
Switzerland, and the handshape that you chose, Ingvild, mean exactly
the same thing. They both mean the palm is facing the chest. And they
both mean that the hand is in a tight fist, with the index and thumb
curved in a baby-C...

You know whenever you see the white palm, that the palm is directly
facing the chest so it could be no other meaning...either one is
ok...but I will be explaining in depth, and I need to explain the 10
palm facings to everyone...

Just remember that when the palm faces the chest, it is not pointing a
little up or down...the fingers have to go somewhere to show you the
shape of the fingers, but they are really directed straight towards the
chest when there is a white palm...Val ;-)

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