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

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Nov 28 17:36:26 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
November 28, 2004

Good Sunday, SignWriting List Members!
Just want you to know I have not forgotten this thread on palm facing,
and I will return to finish it, in a few days. It is a real lesson, and
takes some concentration to explain properly...Other messages that have
faster answers are being answered first, only because they don't take
as much focus! smile...My guests are all leaving by Tuesday morning,
and then I will be spending Christmas alone with all of you, and the
IMWA! ha!

Thank you for your patience...

Val ;-)


On Nov 25, 2004, at 7:16 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> 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 ;-)
> <Switzerland3.gif>

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