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

Kimberley A. Shaw kshaw at WELLESLEY.EDU
Thu Feb 3 13:14:49 UTC 2005

Hello all:
that's a great nutshell description of how to find handshapes; took me a
while to learn where certain handshapes "live", as well!
I need help on a related query -- *how* do you search the SignPuddle
dictionaries by *sign*? I'm only able to pull up entries by guessing which
word in English (for ASL) might correspond to the sign I'm after ... isn't
there supposed to be a way to search/find by handshape?
Am very pleased with the Signwriting manual, and am carrying around a
50-page extract of it which I'm using as a ready reference to use when
transcribing stuff from my ASL textbook. Am about to begin another
semester of ASL study, and know that signwriting will be very helpful.
Keep up the great work in Brazil, Switzerland & everywhere else!
Kimberley, from Boston MA USA

sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu writes:
>SignWriting List
>February 2, 2005
>On Feb 2, 2005, at 1:00 PM, Lucyna Dlugolecka wrote:
>> For example, I can't find the A-letter or L-letter handshapes...
>> Of course, many times I've looked for them :-)
>See attached diagram. The ten groups of hands are based on which
>fingers are doing the ACTION...
>There are ten groups based on the numbers 1 through 10 in ASL. The
>first group is all the handshapes that use the INDEX finger etc...
>The L handshape uses the INDEX and THUMB
>All the handshapes that use the Index and Thumb, are under the 9th
>group...(see diagram)
>The A handshape uses only the THUMB.
>All the handshapes that use only the Thumb are under ethe 10th group
>(see diagram)...
>See diagram:

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