[sw-l] why the sign 'Czech'?

Martin Novak sign at MARTANEK.COM
Tue Jan 25 10:05:44 UTC 2005

Sorry, I cannot understand what do you want ?

You want to explain ethymologhy of CZECH sign ?

Im not sure, I think it is from sign CZECHOSLOVAKIA and CZECHOSLOVAKIA is
from sign "spa". Every people know that czech have famous spa for example
Interest is that difference between sign Czechoslovakia and sign Czech is
big. Iconic characterization of sign Czechoslovakia is "drinking of water"
(spa), but some people used this sign as somebody have heave (bad use of
sign). So czech people changed the orientation of hand and fingers and make
new sing CZECH.

Correct description of czech sign is:
Description of first sign CZECH
Hand have form of international finger alphabet B. Opisthenar of right hand
is to the right. Direction of finger is to body.
The end of fingers (without thumb) touch by right hand left side of chin.
Fingers without thumb move to the right side (hand not move), go along chin
to the right and stop on the right side of chin. Movement is repeated twice
(somebody it make by tree times movement).

Martin (sorry, if my english isnt well)

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 09:07:37 -0000, Shane Gilchrist Ó hEorpa wrote
> Martin,
> I wonder why u Czechs use that sign?
> Can you explain how it was started?
> :-)
> Shane
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] On Behalf Of Lucyna Dlugolecka
> Sent: 24 January 2005 20:31
> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] CZECH...First 2 signs...
> > Let's take the first sign for CZECH...You say it is near the
> > beard...What is the handshape that is near the chin? Please describe the
> > direction of the movement...We wait for your answer!
> >
> > Val ;-)
> >
> Let me help :-)
> The sign is like this: the "B"-shaped hand rubs the chin in one
> direction
> (right hand - right direction); the movement is rapid, short and repeated.
> Lucy

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