AW: [sw-l] ASL Sign for Chemotherapy?

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Sat Feb 4 14:53:16 UTC 2006

Hi Bill, 


attached you find my suggestion how to write the sign as I understand your


There are always several different options ... smile – and it depends on how
detailed the spelling is needed. 


Looking at your spelling – the palm is down not up – so this way it is
difficult for the pinky to touch the breast. 


All the best


Stefan ;-) 



Von: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] Im Auftrag von Bill Reese
Gesendet: Samstag, 4. Februar 2006 15:12
An: sw-l at
Betreff: [sw-l] ASL Sign for Chemotherapy?


A member of my late-deafened support group was trying to describe a sign he
had just learned for "chemo" (chemotherapy).   He described it this way:

"Open four hand, palm up, tap pinky to the chest where a port
would be - just below the shoulder joint, in the meat of the
pectoral muscle"

That's a little ambiguous to me as I don't know which hand or shoulder, if
the fingers are splayed or if the little finger touches once or twice.  If I
take it to be the right hand's little finger touching the chest just below
the right shoulder, palm up, thumb tucked, fingers splayed, touching just
once, would this be correct?


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