[sw-l] CZECH...Handshapes needed...

Honza honza at RUCE.CZ
Thu Feb 3 05:12:09 UTC 2005


I managed to find it a while ago (Stefan showed me)

I have another question - what is the different of this movement? If I
see right, both goes in the same way. If so, which one is to be preffered?

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> Honza wrote:
>> Sorry for writing so often, but could you help me to fing this
>> handshapes?
>> 1) It is like "5" but middle figer is up (90°) (pointing to you if
>> you can see palm.
>> 2) like 1) but big finger touches middle finger
>> I hope it is understendable
>> I won't bother you next month :)
> ----------------------
> That is ok, Honza...I am glad you are using SignWriting and it will
> become automatic after awhile...Now the problem is, can I understand
> the handshapes you want by your word description above? What do you
> mean by the BIG finger?
> Here is the terminology we use:
> Thumb
> Index Finger
> Middle Finger
> Ring Finger
> Baby Finger
> and the hands are based on ACTION fingers...when you are trying to
> find a handshape...think to yourself...What fingers create the
> meaning, or ACTION, to that handshape? Let us take your first one
> above. I believe you are saying that the Middle Finger is doing the
> ACTION? Then look at our 10 Groups of Handshapes in this diagram
> again, and you can see that Group 8 is all the hands that use the
> Middle Finger in some way...Click there to look...
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