Group 1 handshape symbol differentiation

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Mon Sep 29 14:40:05 UTC 2008

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September 29, 2008

On Sep 29, 2008, at 6:01 AM, Natasha Escalada-Westland wrote:

> So the handshape below would pretty much have to occur in the space  
> right in front of your face...?  Any lower and it would be written  
> as a side-view, no?  Again, thanks everybody for clarification.  It  
> helps to know that some shapes may or may not be commonly used.
> Natasha Escalada-Westland, M.Ed. (D/HH), Macromedia Cert.
> Westland Progeny,


No. That is incorrect. The handshape on the "white palm plane" can be  
at ANY height, and still be a white palm.

If the hand is parallel to the Front Wall, and the back of the hand is  
towards the Front Wall, and the palm of the hand is away from the  
Front Wall, no matter what the height, it is a white palm:

The white palm can be anywhere:

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