Dear all,
Sorry for the delay! After much consultation with older and younger Egyptian signers, and their signs for Sunday/Christian fall somewhere between the two attached photos. The straight or slightly bent middle finger is placed above the index finger. The remaining fingers are usually in a closed fist. I'm told that what the thumb is doing is irrelevant, as long as it's not in the way of the index and middle fingers.

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 6:21 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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April 24, 2012

Hello Ryan and SW List -

Thank you, Ryan, for this question. Feel free to post your technical questions about SignWriting or about software, directly to the SignWriting List. It is a good idea to do that, so that others can answer too - we can all discuss issues that way -

Ryan sent this question to me. See my answer below...


On Apr 23, 2012, at 2:30 PM, Ryan Fan wrote:

Hello again!
I've been reviewing the few entries I've put up so far and realized that the sign entry for Sunday/Christian isn't quite right. As it is:

, , , , , Sunday, Christian

If I read this handshape correctly, then I would say the thumb crosses the extended index, and the tip of the bent middle finger presses against the index. However, for the actual sign, the thumb should be extended parallel to the extended index, with the middle more curled up, with the tip pressing against the index, contacting between the two joints of the index finger. I couldn't seem to find a handshape in SignPuddle that matched this description, but please let me know if I'm mistaken. Many thanks!


Val's answer:

That is a difficult hand symbol. Is it possible, Ryan, for you to take a photo of your own hand doing the position you want, and attach the photo to an email and send it to the SignWriting List? Then we can all try to write the hand position together -

So please send us a photo, or even a video of the signthere is no problem attaching it to an email and sending it to the SignWriting List. Attachments are welcome

Thank you for editing the Egyptian SignPuddle:

Val ;-)

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