# QUESTION...Palm facing fingers pointing down

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jun 10 15:35:20 UTC 2011

```Valerie, I am really confused here.

Please write the right hand with the palm facing right with a thumb attached.  Then write the same right hand with the palm facing left with a thumb attached.
Then write the left hand with the palm facing left with a thumb attached. Then write the same left hand with the palm facing left with a thumb attached.

How does one tell the extreme rotation from the regular rotation of the hand? The left and the right hand are mirror image of each other but the thumb is on the opposite side.

Charles

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From: Valerie Sutton <sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG>
To: SW-L at LISTSERV.VALENCIACC.EDU
Sent: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: QUESTION...Palm facing fingers pointing down

SignWriting List
December 7, 2010

Hello Andre and everyone -

First, the 8 rotations clockwise, and the 8 flopped hands that rotate counter-clockwise, do not represent right or left hands. They are simply every possible rotation and flop in SignWriting, for you to choose from - but sometimes they are right hands and sometimes they are left hands -

The hands at the top that point up, are right and left...but as the rotations move down towards the bottom, it can switch - Here is a new diagram explaining this. I have to go to an appointment, but later today I will answer your question about how to write the positions you showed us in the photos -

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