|I understand the logic and the ease of reading. But for those who are looking at a dictionary in isolation hunting for a sign that they have seen it would be good to have that variation if they were looking for it. Writing a citation is one thing, identifying a citation in the field is another. |
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--- On Sun, 4/21/13, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Handshapes used in ASL
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Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11:29 PM
The question is does it really matter to the meaning if it is split or spread into a full 5-hand. The reason I say this is because I have seen people who sign the same sign between the index and middle fingers rather than the middle and ring. You could also argue that it could be done where it is between the ring and baby finger to mean a break after the middle of the period. By having it a 5-hand, all would be possible and read very easily. I don't know if a spilt flat hand that is only used in this case would be worth it to
make it really necessary. Also, is it really a tight split or could it also be a relaxed 5-hand that looks like it is closed in a split?
I guess what I am saying is that if this were the only time that this would be used in ASL, it is really necessary to have it if it could be read just as well with the 5-hand?
On Apr 21, 2013, at 8:18 PM, Charles Butler wrote: