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October 4, 2019

Hello Everyone!
Thank you, Rubens, for this interesting question, and thank you, Adam, for
your response. This is an interesting sign indeed!

I think you have chosen the correct symbol, Rubens, to write this Brazilian
sign. The Finger Movement Symbol, for side to side movement between two
fingers, has, up until now, only been for side to side movement of two
fingers... For example, the ASL sign for SHEEP (see attached). The index
and middle fingers touch each other as they move side to side. But for the
first time, Rubens, you show us that sometimes the two fingers can be
crossed, one on top of the other, and touch while moving up and down in the
crossed position. I think the same Finger Movement Symbol can be used for
both side to side, and up and down, depending on the hand symbol that is
written.

So thank you for informing us, and we will add that to the definition of
the Finger Movement Symbol. See two attachments:

On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 9:29 PM Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> That is truly an interesting sign. I’m not even sure I can really do it
> myself, but that isn’t the point. ;-)
>
> My first thought would be to write both handshapes to show the change, but
> that is because I would probably need that information since the movement
> with crossed fingers is foreign to me.
>
> If you are seeing the finger movement as scissoring, then I suspect this
> is the correct movement.
>
> From a writing view point, it seems to capture the sign. I’m not sure I
> would have been able to figure out the sign correctly had I not already
> seen it. Again, that might be more related to it being foreign to me than
> it being written incorrectly.
>
>
> Adam
>
> On Oct 3, 2019, at 4:45 PM, Rubens Almeida <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone SignWriting List! I need help writing the crab sign
> correctly. I don't know if the finger movement symbol displayed by the
> video is correct. Thank you for your attention!
>
> https://youtu.be/2nzPDcGZfK0
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