signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Jul 10 15:57:12 UTC 2007
July 10, 2007
On Jul 10, 2007, at 8:15 AM, CWren at doe.k12.ga.us wrote:
> I truly don't mean to stir the puddin'.... but I need help with
> this sign. I am seeing it as a wrist flex AND a rotation, but
> well, we all know now how I see things just a little off... I will
> just write starting and ending positions for now, but what do you
> think the movement is for this sign?
That is ok. I am glad to have your questions, just as long as I have
time to answer all your questions at a steady and relaxed
pace...without feeling like there is a stress to answer too quickly...
Just go on writing other signs, if my answers are slow in coming ;-)
The answers will come sooner or later! And we can always re-visit
issues and signs later, after the whole first draft is written...It
is exciting to see all you are accomplishing!
Now...regarding the bent rake...
Is the WRIST LOCKED IN PLACE? or is the WRIST UNLOCKED, and there is
real movement from the Wrist Joint?
If the wrist is locked, then it is a Rotisserie Symbol.
If it is unlocked at all, then the Wrist Symbol is used.
If a movement is BOTH, then it has to be written with a Wrist
Movement Symbol, because that means the wrist has to be unlocked
because how else could it move too?...
So the sign for BENT RAKE, to me at least, watching the video,
appears to bend at the wrist. The wrist is unlocked. I therefore
would write it with a Wrist Movement Symbol.
The question is always "LOCKED? or "UNLOCKED"?
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