AW: Signs for Cities and States - can you write the name of YOUR city and post to the List?

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Thu Mar 28 16:47:39 UTC 2013

Hi Erika, 


can you explain Kathmandu: 


left flat hand palm up fingers to the right ( no problem)


right hand Index – Hand – palm facing the signer  moving down  - mh  –  how
to get the touch between the two hands – right hand on top of the left hand





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[mailto:SW-L at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU] Im Auftrag von Erika
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 28. März 2013 17:18
Betreff: Re: Signs for Cities and States - can you write the name of YOUR
city and post to the List?


I don't know ASL, so I don't know a sign for Detroit, Ann Arbor, or Oberlin
(my US places).
So I'm posting the sign for Kathmandu, the city where I learned to sign! 

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Adam Frost <icemandeaf at> wrote:

I am a West Coaster, and I must admit that people get East Coast city signs
mixed up along with our own city signs. But this is how I personally sign
the 4 commonly confused "B" cities, since I am very picky and have been
known to correct people at times. ;-) It seems to match what you sign, Kim.


Boston, Massachusetts


Baltimore, Massachusetts


Berkeley, California


Burbank, California




On Mar 28, 2013, at 8:23 AM, Kimberley Shaw wrote:

Hi everyone:
those of us in Boston, Massachusetts sign it thus:




and refer to Berkeley, CA thus:

But some of my signing friends tell me that when you're on the West Coast,
it's the other way around!
Kim from Boston

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at>

SignWriting List

March 28, 2013


NAMES OF CITIES and STATES Around the World


Thank you, Ingvild, Charles and Stefan for your signs!


I would suggest that you add your signs to the International Sign Dictionary


SignPuddle for International Signs Dictionary
<> &sgn=35


I just copied mine for La Jolla, California from the ASL Dictionary to the
International Dictionary, and I hope you can do the same for your signs too


And I hope more names of cities, states, countries and other international
signs can be added too


Here is what we have so far
and I really like all four spellings! Thanks to
you all


Val ;-)








Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College 

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