wrist flex versus rotation

Adam Frost icemandeaf at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 7 17:32:35 UTC 2007

I agree as well. I was just trying to get my brain to have a reason to be able to explain it. (The teacher in me, I guess.)


-----Original Message-----
From: "K.J. Boal" <kjoanne403 at hotmail.com>

Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 11:29:25 
To:sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Subject: RE: [sw-l] wrist flex versus rotation

I see what you mean, Adam; it's physically impossible to hold your arms and hands in that position and actually
flex your wrist; but I like the wrist-flex symbol for the movement because the palm facing isn't changing.

> From: signwriting at MAC.COM
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] wrist flex versus rotation
> Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 14:42:43 -0700
> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> On Jul 6, 2007, at 2:29 PM, Adam Frost wrote:
> > I see what you mean. I was just wondering because I can bend my 
> > wrist so my hand goes from side to side and forward to back, but 
> > when I have my wrist bent forward like the Cherie's sign for wow, I 
> > can't bend my wrist side to side. My forearm rotates. I even tried 
> > holding my forearm so that it won't and I can't get the up down 
> > movement in the hand.
> >
> > Adam
> I see. If that is the case, then we are seeing different signs. See 
> the attached. What do you see in these photos? This is a screen 
> capture of the two positions of the sign. In this picture, I see the 
> white palm facing Cherie's chest both in the beginning and ending 
> position. Am I wrong? Does her palm finish facing the floor? To me it 
> looks like her fingers are pointing down to the floor at the end, but 
> that is still a white palm towards her body...Do you see this as the 
> palms facing the floor? If so, then it is the movement like the sign 
> for BAD, instead of ARGUE ;-))

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