AW: [sw-l] LESSONS SignWriting Symbols

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Feb 14 16:53:34 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
February 14, 2005

Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> One interesting comparison between the handshape at the bottom of 2 
> and 5
> 2c shows palm down
> 5c shows palm facing the reader
> but the main difference between 2 and 5 of course is the point of view 
> -
> wall plane vs. floor plane

Exactly, Stefan! Yes. You are right that the third ones in this diagram 
are facing differently, but the symbols themselves simply mean Front 
View or Top View, and parallel Wall or Floor...This automatically 
creates different palm facings, as the hand rotates in its 16 possible 
rotations...Continued next message...

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