new hand configuration - I like this one

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Mar 6 16:49:54 UTC 2010

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March 6, 2010

Hello Charles and Ingvild, and Adam and Ramon -

Thank you for this feedback. This has been very helpful...

See attached diagram...

So essentially, a dark small rectangle represents the Thumb protruding in-between fingers in a fist (like the letter T in ASL, or in the handshape below with Adam's picture), but an unfilled or light rectangle represents a finger that is a little higher in a fist, but still in a fist...This is easy to write...

At the moment, the new symbol has to be is not in the ISWA yet. So the placement in Group 8 has to wait until a new version of ISWA...that will be several years from now...maybe 2012, who knows?

But it is easy to construct with the ISWA 2008...You can use the Bent-Finger symbol that is under the Limbs area of the ISWA, and place it on a plain square for the fist...or use individual lines to create it...

Ramon - I hope this new symbol is useful to you!

Thanks for your question...I am glad you asked...

Val ;-)

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On Mar 6, 2010, at 8:13 AM, Ingvild Roald wrote:
I agree. The focus on the articulating finger(s) is important and easy


> Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 11:55:09 -0800
> From: chazzer3332000 at
> This is much clearer and it focuses on the one finger that is moving, not the whole fist.
> Charles

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