wrist flex versus rotation

K.J. Boal kjoanne403 at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 7 17:45:08 UTC 2007

I'm glad there was this discussion, even if I got into it a little late!   If we can hammer out exactly how to explain these symbols, there might be fewer misunderstandings by new SignWriters.KJ> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu> Subject: Re: [sw-l] wrist flex versus rotation> From: icemandeaf at gmail.com> Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 17:32:35 +0000> > 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.)> > Adam> > -----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.> KJ> > > > > ----------------> > 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 ;-))> > > > > > > > > > > > > ----------------> Invite your mail contacts to join your friends list with Windows Live Spaces. It's easy! Try it! > > 
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