It is in the EMA, and I am readily in touch with him. He put it in the SignPuddle to begin with. I am going through and fixing the ones that had been put in as compounds that are now single characters in IMWA 2010.
I refer to your chart all the time, but when handshapes are combinations of others with extra fingers, they may or may not be in the IMWA 2010. To search for them in Frequency brings them up by the primary handshape but you can't find them as a freestanding handshape alone.
So if that handshape is going to rotate, it all has to be done by hand if you are producing it on computer.
I am editing Lessons In Sign Writing for an Ethiopian audience, so we are having to systematically go through every handshape, and ensure we put it in the right Group for teaching.
From: Stefan Wöhrmann <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, February 24, 2011 9:36:58 AM
Subject: Re: Query on Handshape
Hi Charles, hello Eyasu ...
just curious. Do you know that Eyasu Tamene from the University of Addis Ababa/Ethiopia worked so hard to create the EMA
Perhaps the hand shape you are looking for is part of the table?
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Betreff: Query on Handshape
In going through Ethiopian sign language, I found another handshape, this time a variant on the thumb (ASL T) with the index finger on the middle finger on top of the T.
I cannot find it in ISWA 10, and it is an essential part of the language. Again, manipulation by computer will be difficult.
Here you go.