bent rake

CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US
Tue Jul 10 17:06:17 UTC 2007

It does bend at the wrist.  There is ALSO rotation, but if I understand 
right (sigh), that doesn't matter, you just write the wrist flex? 


Cherie Wren
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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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