wrist flex versus rotation

Adam Frost adam at FROSTVILLAGE.COM
Sat Jul 7 01:20:11 UTC 2007

So Cherie, I think that this is just something that we have to understand
even if our anatomy is a little different. ;-) A rotation in SW is only when
the hand does not travel. The sign WOW does travel, so the use of a rotation
symbol would not be correct even if our forearm does travel because that is
how our anatomy is. Does this help?


On 7/6/07, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com> wrote:
> On Jul 6, 2007, at 5:57 PM, Cherie Wren wrote:
> > I think so... I have never done much with the from-the-top view...
> >
> > cherie
> >
> >
> > This would be the top view, am I right?
> >
> > Adam
> This is a charming diagram, Adam, and as far as writing from the Top
> View, let's not get into that detail right now, but I think we know
> exactly what you mean...we see the hand from the side view, and then
> the wrist twists down so the fingers point down...of course that is
> what we are writing.
> That movement is a Wrist Flex in SignWriting, not a Rotation Symbol,
> which requires a change in Palm Facing...These are just terms or
> terminology which we use in SignWriting...
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