[sw-l] Mixing plane

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jun 6 22:03:01 UTC 2005

Query, Valerie, what is the source of the sign "Prophecy" in the ASL sign puddle.

the sign for Prophesy (the verb) has the orientation of the non-dominant flat plane hand with the palm down.

The sign for "prophecy" (the noun) has the orientation of the non-dominant flat plane hand apparently with the palm up, an awkward position at best.

Is this really the sign for prophecy?  It does not seem to match the sign in Lottie Riekehoff's "Joy of Signing" where the palm is clearly facing "down," not "up,"

Interestingly enough, following that book, the orientation of the moving hand actually does a flip.

Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
SignWriting List
June 6, 2005

Hello Sergio!
I prefer your first writing. Yes. We mix two planes within one sign
all the time. I believe the first one is better, because the symbols
are less complex. There may be others who disagree,
though..smile...So you can technically write it either way and it is
correct.... Val ;-)


Sergio wrote:

> Dear SW List,
> I want ask to you if can I mixing two plane or point of view in a
> Sign. Example:
 Or the rule say that I need make it in the same plane, example:
 What is better ?
> Thank you,
> Sergio Ribeiro
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