signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Jun 22 17:10:06 UTC 2006
June 22, 2006
Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> I found a new handshape - it is needed to sign "Namibia" as it is
> performed in Namibia
> flat hand down - thumb aside and index bent like in "x"
> My question
> Did I follow the rules if I construct it this way - (see attachment)
Thank you for this question, and thank you for your fine work with
Regarding handshape construction rules...
Download this Manual:
IMWA Reference Manual 2004
On page 72, in the chapter:
Handshape Construction and Sequencing Guidelines...
It explains the Handshape construction rule that the LOWEST finger
determines the Rootshape...So what is the lowest finger of the
handshape you want to write? The lowest finger is the bent one, and
that lowest finger is in the shape of a CLAW...so the Rootshape is
the CLAW, not the square for the fist...continued next message...
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