Hmm... my memory of BSL for sister is a double touch rather than a brush. I can see why it would seem that way from this site, but I think it is just emphasizing the movement for beginners.  I agree with the first writing Stefan wrote rather than the relaxed bend in his second writing because I remember seeing it more of a tight bend then relax, but that really is up for the actual users of BSL to decide. ;-)

In Stefan's first email, he mentioned brother so I had to take a look. Interesting. I had to check on the site to make sure that movement was an alternated up and down one that rubs because as it is written, I couldn't see how the rubbing happened if the hands both moved up and down together. After looking here, I found that I was right and it also looked to be a brush rather than a rub. So, I have added my version of writing it. 


On Jul 11, 2010, at 11:17 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

I like the new handshape - I agree.

Is the video doing a different movement? It looks like it is brushing forward perhaps? Or maybe that is my computer not seeing all the frames per second...  Val ;-)

On Jul 11, 2010, at 11:08 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

Hi Suzanne,

looking at this performance I probably would vote for another hand shape

Stefan ;-)

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Betreff: touching nose

Hi everyone,

I have a question. How would I show that a hand is
touching the nose twice?

If you look for the word 'sister' in the BSL dictionary
Puddle you can see my attempt so far.

Is that right?

Thanks a lot!

I'm off to watch the World Cup final now :)