USA...ASL Sign for Hey...

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Tue Jan 10 03:12:39 UTC 2006

Hi!  The sign is actually performed pretty much at shoulder level. The 
arm moves from a rest position where the sides of the arm are by the 
torso to be fully extended when the hand actually moves.  Just like 
when you try to wave at someone ...  What I wrote is probably 
intelligible, but it doesn't really capture the fact the movement of 
the arm itself and the extension of the arm to be fully extended when 
the wrist movement occurs.

Does this make sense?



On Jan 9, 2006, at 20:39, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> January 9, 2006
> Dear Stuart, and SW Listers!
> Here is the sign for HEY in the ASL SignPuddle....(see attached)
> and I see that Stuart, you are the one that wrote the signs! They look 
> good. Can you repeat your question for the List members...and for me 
> has been a long time since we talked about it....
> Are you asking how to write depth...whether the hand is close to the 
> chest or far away from the chest? or the directionality of the sign? 
> like tapping on the shoulder of another person who is over to the 
> left, or over to the right?...What do you want to write?...
> <Hey-ASL.gif>

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