wrist flex versus rotation
adam at FROSTVILLAGE.COM
Fri Jul 6 20:51:52 UTC 2007
The only difference that I see between what Cherie is trying to write and
the sign HAPPEN (other than the handshapes of course) is that in HAPPEN the
wrist is not bent while in Cherie's sign it is. In fact, it would be the
difference between HAPPEN and ARGUE. I just looked up the spelling of ARGUE
and it has neither wrist flex nor forearm rotation. It is just down arrows.
Is it possible that that is what should be written?
On 7/6/07, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com> wrote:
> Rotation Symbols never existed in the beginning, because we just
> wrote the beginning and ending positions...so there was no need for
> Rotation Symbols. But when people wanted to shorten the writing of
> signs I developed the Axial Symbols, basing everything on an Axis,
> called Axial Movement...which includes both Rotation Symbols and
> Wrist Flexing.
> In Rotations, the forearm is the Axis.
> In Wrist Flexes, the wrist is cut by a line, which is the axis...so
> the line does not represent the forearm...it is an imaginary line
> cutting the wrist...I was wrong before...
> Rotations write Palm Facing changes, and Wrist Flexes write hand-
> angle changes....
> Here is a chart that might help...and there is one more coming and
> then I must turn my computer off for the day. Val ;-)
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