bent rake

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Jul 10 15:57:12 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
July 10, 2007

On Jul 10, 2007, at 8:15 AM, CWren at 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"?

Val ;-)

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