Tongue Brushing Cheek

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Nov 14 20:07:15 UTC 2011

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November 14, 2011

Hello Charles and Yuri!

Thank you, Yuri, for the excellent video of the tongue movement. I see Charles has already written the movement, in SignPuddle, under Roubarse:

Brazilian Sign Language Dictionary in SignPuddle

Attached is a screen capture of two other ways it could be written. I have also placed this in the Brazilian SignPuddle dictionary, under the English words: "tongue brushes cheek"…see attached screen capture.

Charles, regarding your question about "indefinite" number of repetitions…we have never written that concept - when I see two arrows moving, I know that it happens "at least two times" but it could also be multiple times - so far we haven't had to have such a symbol meaning "indefinite" number of times -

The tongue movement starting in the center and then touching the check is not that dissimilar to the attached diagram - the beginning position would change to be a tongue in the center of the mouth, and the second position would be the tongue inside the cheek...

Val ;-)


On Nov 12, 2011, at 5:50 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

> People asked for the cheek and tongue sign demonstrated.  Here is a demonstration from our colleague Yuri Barreto in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
> I adjusted the sign on the LIBRAS site to just two strokes of the tongue. However, I have a query. How does one show an "indefinite" number of repetitions of an action when the action is straight, not circular. 
> Also, there is a variant in Sao Paulo where the tongue starts in the center and goes to the cheek. I'm not sure how to write that. 
> Charles Butler
> chazzer3332000 at
> 240-764-5748
> Clear writing moves business forward.


Val ;-)

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