LESSON Finger Bends Middle Joint Closes

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Sat Jun 17 16:20:43 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
June 17, 2006

Cherie Wren wrote:
> 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.

I LOVE this writing! Really a charming and accurate way to write that  
movement, Cherie. Thank you!

Let me describe what I see when I read this writing...

1. The hand is moving from the right side of the face to the left  
side of the face, in front of the eyes.
2. The palm is facing the face, and the angle of the hand is at a  
3. Two quick squeezes are done, then another two quick squeezes, and  
then another two quick squeezes, while the hand moves across the the  

The dots are used to show quick multiple squeezing...

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