LESSON Finger Bends Middle Joint Closes

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Sat Jun 17 03:21:45 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
June 16, 2006

Stuart Thiessen in US wrote:
>  how could we specify if the squeeze happened before the movement,  
> during the movement, or after the movement?

Yes. All three examples can be written, based on the rules we were  
using with the DAC back in the 1990's....It will be fun to explain  
this the best I can...

1. The Squeeze is the motion of the middle joint bending down. The  
dark dot represents the FINISH of the Squeeze (the deepest part of  
the bend down).

2. It is assumed that all movement moves gradually and equally  
between the beginning and ending positions in any sign, unless  
otherwise stated ;-)

3. So it is assumed that the motion of starting to squeeze occurs  
while the sign moves into the ending final squeezed position...

  see attached...more next message...

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