LIBRAS sign for mental confusion

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Dec 12 12:07:35 UTC 2006

Come to think of it, overhead is not necessary, it was just me trying to ensure that one hand is palm parallel to the wall, not the floor and that they are properly in front of each other.  Eventually we will get it right.  I will write the nose line in in the normal fashion, i just didn´t want to write the hands to the side of the face as that´s not where they are to line up.  The top seemed more clear to show in front of the face, and the side view doesn´t show the hands moving in opposite directions with a relative distance between them.

Valerie Sutton <signwriting at MAC.COM> wrote:  Hello Charles -
Then try to write it again yourself...If you want to have them in 
front of the nose, then you need to write the nose line in one way or 
the other, either from the side view or the front view, doesn't 

If I were writing this, I would use the Shoulder Line without the 
overhead view...why would the side view or the overhead view be 

Val ;-)

On Dec 11, 2006, at 9:33 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

> Having looked at all of your signs, the hands I am drawing are 
> parallel on the same level, with the right hand in front of the 
> left hand, not one above and one below, that´s why I wrote it from 
> above. The hands move side to side, coming to the center line, 
> from opposite directions and end back at their original starting 
> points on the sides of the head. They may linger a moment in the 
> middle of the swing when both hands are in front of the eyes. One 
> is showing being entranced by all the fingers waving at each other. 
> The side view doesn´t show the side-to-side motion starting apart 
> on opposite sides of the head AND the relative position of the 
> hands to each other. They are not above and below each other but 
> on the same level.
> Valerie Sutton wrote: SignWriting List
> December 11, 2006
> Hello Charles and Everyone!
> I have now added four possible writings of the LIBRAS sign for
> confusão, which are numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the LIBRAS SignPuddle.
> I wonder about the direction of movement. Is it side-to-side or
> forward and back? Which writing in the four signs pasted in this
> message, feels the best to you? Val ;-)

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