LESSON Finger Bends Middle Joint Closes

Cherie Wren cwterp at YAHOO.COM
Sat Jun 17 13:15:36 UTC 2006

What about a sign that squeezes as it moves?...  The
only example I can think of right now is a joke sign--
 "pasturized milk" signed as MILK-past-your-eyes... 
but it is squeezing and moving at the same time in
front of your face.  the attached is my rough attempt.


--- Valerie Sutton <signwriting at MAC.COM> wrote:

> SignWriting List
> June 16, 2006
> Vanessa Hodge wrote:
> > For example, if the finger was only bending when
> it was
> > farther away from your body, could you put the dot
> near that location
> > on the arrow.
> Most signs have a beginning and ending position. The
> Squeeze usually  
> happens in the ending position. The finger or
> fingers start straight  
> and then Squeeze. So the Squeeze happens at the end.
> If you are already writing both the beginning and
> ending positions,  
> it is not necessary to write any Squeeze symbol
> since the two  
> positions provide the information.
> The Squeeze dots were invented when we wanted to
> throw away one of  
> the positions. Since the Squeeze influences the
> ending position, we  
> throw away the beginning position in most cases, and
> use the Squeeze  
> dot at the end of the arrow tip, or on top of the
> ending  
> position...Attached are some examples of the sign
> for HUNDRED in ASL...
> Has this information helped? Write to ask questions!
>  Val ;-)

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