AW: [sw-l] Spelling of ASL Wallet (retry #3)

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Wed Jun 15 22:11:52 UTC 2005

Hi Val, Charles and everybody – 


sorry to bother you but I still cannot understand any of the
“wallet-spelling” that include wrist –flexing. 


But who knows perhaps there is something that I am not aware of. 


As far as I understood this frist-flexing symbol so far – we keep the lower
arm where it is but move the fingertips (in case of flathand) into the
direction of the little arrows –  up and down, left or right, back and forth
-    ( compare: flag, fish, ...) 


Now here – the sign starts with flat hands parallel to the floor, palms
touching each other – 


Now the fingertips stay in position ( is that correct) but the hands open
and the wrists move outwards – as if opening a book – 


Now the two hands touch again (palm on palm) and again the signer opens the
hands and looks at his hands – 


hmm – the description wrist flexing  - movement of the hands outwards while
the fingertips keep contact is something what I cannot understand – 


Any advice? Suggestions? 


Stefan ;-)





Von: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2005 21:43
An: sw-l at
Betreff: Re: [sw-l] Spelling of ASL Wallet (retry #3)


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June 15, 2005


Charles Butler wrote:

Here is my variant on Wallets, which I think shows

what the reader was getting at. None of our writings,

until this one, show the final position at the point

of the movement arrow, which I think is much clearer.

It's not a separate sign, which would be below the

first position, but a movement "within" a sign, which

to me should be "at the tip of the arrow" whether up,

down, or to the side.



Look's very good to me! Is it in SignPuddle?...


This has been an interesting discussion...very enjoyable... Val ;-)


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