[Sw-l] [SPAM] Forearm Rotation or axial motion symbols

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Fri Feb 2 15:12:07 UTC 2018

SignWriting List
February 2, 2018

Thank you, Rachel and Charles, for your messages. I will answer you shortly, Rachel.

Charles, here attached is a screen capture that is a .png format. I hope you can see the graphics this way?:

Val ;-)


> On Feb 2, 2018, at 5:39 AM, Charles Butler <00000009c7c21417-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU> wrote:
> I am unable to read any of Ms. Channon's symbols in her email on yahoo. Do they open better in gmail.com <http://gmail.com/>. 
> Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at yahoo.com <mailto:chazzer3332000 at yahoo.com> 240-764-5748 Clear writing moves business forward.
> On Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:13 PM, "rchannon1 at VERIZON.NET <mailto:rchannon1 at VERIZON.NET>" <rchannon1 at VERIZON.NET <mailto:rchannon1 at VERIZON.NET>> wrote:
> Hello Everyone, 
> I have a new question – this time about rotation symbols.  In the lessons in signwriting book (maybe I should say bible 😊)  forearm rotation is discussed starting on page 142.  I am just having a hard time understanding how the symbols match with the actions.
> The problem is that I don’t understand what the arrows mean in the rotation symbols.  I see that for example if the forearm points up, that is the wall plane and it is a double line.  But if the arrow shows a movement to the right, what does that mean?  Because technically the arm stays in one place and doesn’t move?
> This is the set of signs that I am trying to understand:  (S2df)
> 񋎡
> 񋎢
> 񋎣
> 񋎤
> 񋎥
> 񋎦
> 񋎧
> 񋎨
> 񋎩
> 񋎪
> 񋎫
> 񋎬
> 񋎭
> 񋎮
> 񋎯
> 񋎰
> If I am describing these symbols can I say something like the following:  (in all these symbols I understand we are talking about the right arm and it is in an upright position, pointing to the ceiling)
> In the first symbol, the thumb moves from right to left and the palm first faces the signer and then faces the viewer
> In the second symbol, the thumb moves left and down???
> In the third symbol, the thumb moves in a curve from left to right so that the hand is first palm out to viewer and then palm in to signer?
> The fourth symbol looks almot like the third
> In the fifth symbol, the thumb moves left to right and the palm of the hand is first facing the viewer and ends facing the signer?
> I am really confused…..
> Rachel



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