Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Fri Dec 1 14:55:31 UTC 2006

I think the rule for this handshape is that if the upper part of the 
hand (the triangle where the fingers are) is shaded or unshaded, that 
tells you that it is at a diagonal. Unshaded triangle means it is at a 
diagonal with the palm facing up. Shaded triangle means it is at a 
diagonal with the palm facing down. If it has the regular half-fill-in, 
then it is not at a diagonal.



On Dec 1, 2006, at 7:48, Ronald Dettloff wrote:

> Okay, I looked at the pages but it seems to me that I am only seeing 
> white, the back part of my hands are unseen. Here is a suggestion: In 
> the sign for boat the part of the hand furthest from the eyes and 
> touching the other hand could be shaded or their might me a way to 
> move the "b" hand to appear "skinnier" than when it is fully flat?
> Valerie Sutton <signwriting at MAC.COM> wrote:
>> November 30, 2006
>> You know, those handshapes are rarely used...
>> But Stuart, you are correct that when there is more white in the
>> symbol, you are seeing more of the palm of the hand, and when there
>> is more black, you are seeing more of the back of the hand.
>> So in the sign for BOAT, you are seeing more of the palm. I have now
>> added my version to the US SignPuddle:
>> Has this answered your question, Stuart?
>> Val ;-)
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