[sw-l] body, position of hands

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 15 21:05:50 UTC 2005

I remember in Brazil, when the IMWA was still under construction trying to figure out a logical order for body location.  Marianne and I worked out a system essentially starting at the top of the head and going down the center line of the body and then going from left to right.  We weren't sure where to put the arms and legs in sequence, but the arms themselves went down from the shoulder to the elbow to the forearm, etc.

This seemed to be the most logical arrangement for a list of signs all using the same handshape but different body locations such as FATHER, MOTHER, ANGEL, FINE, but beyond that we were somewhat befuddled.

Any advice Valerie?

Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
SignWriting List
February 15, 2005

Honza in the Czech Republic wrote:
> Could you explain how to write position on arm, please?

1. Go to SignMaker

To access SignMaker, go to:

Choose your country and then click on the SignMaker icon...

2. Now, in SignMaker, click on the Limbs symbol...It looks like an X,
but it really represents crossed arms....continued next message...

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