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Hello Charles,

The handshapes: 
- thumb, index, and middle finger at right angles to each other
- open thumb revolver
- closed thumb revolver

Are not "minimal pairs" in Libras.

Several Brazilian researchers have listed the handshape 'revolver' independently 
(no minimal pair). They call it "Configuração de Mão Revólver" ("handshape 
revolver").

The  handshape "thumb, index, and middle finger at right angles to each other" 
is not used in Libras for sign "revolver".

In sign revolver's Movement of the thumb "handshape revolver" not close at 
hand playing (similar to G), but the movement seems to pull / push the hammer 
of the revolver.


Hugs,

Madson and Raquel Barreto