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I believe that 2 and 3 below are meant to show fingers opening or shutting one at a time. I'd put a slow arc next to them to show that it is happening slowly, not a forward arrow as that implies that the hand (in madrugada) is bending or moving forward and the handshape for the 5 hand. Also, in seeing something like two wedges, I think of a double motion, like the ASL sign for "light" not a gradual and slow opening. 
 
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 From: Madson Barreto <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2012 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time
 

Hello Valerie, Charles, Stefan and everyone,

I know that when the hand is open and closes one finger at a time starting from the pinky finger, I know you can write in two ways:
- Symbol "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time" (an arrowhead inside the other) or
- 'Finger trills' (as exemplified Valerie and Charles).

The question is when the hand is closed (closed fist "S") and begins to open one finger at a time starting with the pinky finger. I thought of writing using the "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time" (an arrowhead inside the other) near the pinky finger.

See the following two examples:

1 - Madrugada (dawn)

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2 - Explicar (explain)

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>Para: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages <[log in to unmask]> 
>Cc: Madson Barreto <[log in to unmask]> 
>Enviadas: Quinta-feira, 1 de Março de 2012 18:23
>Assunto: Re: Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time
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>Hello Madson, Charles, Stefan and everyone -
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>Big smile ;-)
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>There are two ways to write Finger Trills - both are fine. I personally prefer this one, which shows the progression of one finger closing or opening and then the next and the next and the next - one dot at a time - you start reading at the end of the arrow and move towards the arrowhead direction - These are very detailed symbols:
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>On Mar 1, 2012, at 11:08 AM, Madson Barreto wrote:
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>Hello Valerie and everyone
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>>Studying on "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time", found the following:
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>>"The fingers are extended, opening the hand one finger at a time, starting with the index and ending with the little finger. [...] Note: In some languages​​, opening or closing the hand one finger at a time Can start with the pinky or the index / thumb. In some cases it may be
>>contrastive and you will need to Specify Which finger starts the process "(Parkhurst & Parkhurst. A Cross-Linguistic guide to SignWriting®: a phonetic approach, 2008, p. 70)
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>>In Libras has several signs that this movement begins with the pinky finger. I thought to adopt the following convention: put the symbol "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time" near it (pinky finger) so it was clear that the movement starts for him.
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>>Madrugada (Dawn)
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>>Explicar (explain)
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>>What do you think?
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>>Madson Barreto
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