Group 1 handshape symbol differentiation

Natasha Escalada-Westland shash90 at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 29 02:00:32 UTC 2008

Thank you for all your replies!  I really like the animations.  They are helpful.  Yet, after reading and looking at everything, I am still not completely sure.  After reading Adam's post, perhaps now my question is, how are all these symbols different? Matching the symbols with whole signs has been very helpful to me in the past.  I will try to describe the hand position to confirm if I understand.
 This hand would be palm up, occurring in the lower portion of my sign space, the way I might sign "sometimes"
  This would be as if I were pointing to my left from the lower part of my sign space, looking down at the thumb side of my hand.  Maybe as in the sign "show-you"
 The sign for "black" maybe?
Natasha Escalada-Westland, M.Ed. (D/HH), Macromedia Cert.Westland Progeny, > From: sutton at> To: sw-l at> Subject: Re: [sw-l] Group 1 handshape symbol differentiation> Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 16:50:28 -0700> > SignWriting List> September 28, 2008> > Hi Natasha -> Take a look at the attached diagram. This is the Front View of the > Side of the Hand. The hand is parallel to the Wall Plane in both > cases. The hand is also parallel to your chest.> > SignWriting is written on planes. Sometimes we view the hand from the > Front View, because we can see it directly in front of us, or it feels > like it is directly in front of us, and other times we view it from > overhead (I will show you this next message)...> > In this attached diagram, the hand is parallel to the Front Wall, and > we are seeing it from the Front View> > ...continued next message...> > 
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