Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Fri Dec 29 06:27:13 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
December 28, 2006

Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod wrote:
> who could help me write the sign for cancer....
> you can see the video on 
> theme=dicocomplet

Hello Anny and everyone -

The signer appears to me to be doing a Hinge Finger Motion, from the  
Knuckle Joint, like the opening and closing of a door. Because the  
signer has such amazing fingers...very flexible and big and almost is hard to see this. I can see why you might  
think the movement was from the Middle Joint, but I believe, like  
Shane mentioned, that the motion must be from the Knuckle Joint like  
the sign for Crab in ASL...

So if it were from the Middle Joint...those would have been dark dots  
like you wrote, Anny...but the Hinge Motion are those tiny little  

Also, for me, it looked like he was touching his chest each time, but  
not Rubbing...Rub means continual-contact that never leaves the chest  
at all but he was doing a touch-touch-touch I believe...

See attached writing is in your French-Swiss  

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