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February 2, 2018

Thank you, Rachel and Charles, for your messages. I will answer you shortly, Rachel.

Charles, here attached is a screen capture that is a .png format. I hope you can see the graphics this way?:

Val ;-)


> On Feb 2, 2018, at 5:39 AM, Charles Butler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I am unable to read any of Ms. Channon's symbols in her email on yahoo. Do they open better in <>. 
> Charles Butler [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 240-764-5748 Clear writing moves business forward.
> On Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:13 PM, "[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> Hello Everyone, 
> I have a new question โ€“ this time about rotation symbols.  In the lessons in signwriting book (maybe I should say bible ๐Ÿ˜Š)  forearm rotation is discussed starting on page 142.  I am just having a hard time understanding how the symbols match with the actions.
> The problem is that I donโ€™t understand what the arrows mean in the rotation symbols.  I see that for example if the forearm points up, that is the wall plane and it is a double line.  But if the arrow shows a movement to the right, what does that mean?  Because technically the arm stays in one place and doesnโ€™t move?
> This is the set of signs that I am trying to understand:  (S2df)
> ๑‹Žก
> ๑‹Žข
> ๑‹Žฃ
> ๑‹Žค
> ๑‹Žฅ
> ๑‹Žฆ
> ๑‹Žง
> ๑‹Žจ
> ๑‹Žฉ
> ๑‹Žช
> ๑‹Žซ
> ๑‹Žฌ
> ๑‹Žญ
> ๑‹Žฎ
> ๑‹Žฏ
> ๑‹Žฐ
> If I am describing these symbols can I say something like the following:  (in all these symbols I understand we are talking about the right arm and it is in an upright position, pointing to the ceiling)
> In the first symbol, the thumb moves from right to left and the palm first faces the signer and then faces the viewer
> In the second symbol, the thumb moves left and down???
> In the third symbol, the thumb moves in a curve from left to right so that the hand is first palm out to viewer and then palm in to signer?
> The fourth symbol looks almot like the third
> In the fifth symbol, the thumb moves left to right and the palm of the hand is first facing the viewer and ends facing the signer?
> I am really confusedโ€ฆ..
> Rachel



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