You are absolutely correct, it would be interesting to see what the sign is in Amazonas as opposed to Rio de Janeiro. Looks like my original was the closest, but I'm not sure how to show repeated motion with shifting shoulders thrown in.
 
 
Oi
 
Charles

 


From: Stefan Wöhrmann <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, January 20, 2011 6:45:51 PM
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Ha Charles,

this is so funny. I did not know that there are two-toed  and three–toed  creatures of these animals – smile

 

Well looking at the video bicho-preguiça  I see this hand shape  thumb and pinkie touch each other – the other three (!!!) fingers bent –

 

Stefan ;-)

 


Von: SignWriting List : Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Charles Butler
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The beast is a two-toed sloth, that's why I've been looking at either 2 fingers or a split B.

 


From: Stefan Wöhrmann <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, January 20, 2011 6:15:10 PM
Subject: AW: AW: Bicho preguica

Hello everyone,

Looking at this video I would write the performance like this:

 

 

 

 

I know the hand shape is not exactly correct because in the video the signer seems to have no contact between thumb-pinkie to the palm – but this is pretty close to that. I guess he wants to indicate that this animal is climbing with three toes

 

Hi Val would be great if you could add your best guess!!   - how to spell this performance.

 

 

Stefan

 


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http://www.dicionariolibras.com.br/website/dicionariolibras/dicionario.asp?cod=124&idi=1&moe=6&categoria=4

 

This shows bicho-preguica with a bent 2.

 


 

 


From: Stefan Wöhrmann <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, January 20, 2011 4:05:56 PM
Subject: AW: Bicho preguica

Hi Charles,

 

what is the link to the video you talk about?

 

Stefan

 


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This is a challenge to show repetitive movement that imitates climbing. This is the sign from dicionariolibras.com

 

 

This is the sign from AcessoBrasil.  I was surprised to find this handshape, as it's not listed in the standard dictionaries as a handshape for LIBRAS, but the video shows a two-finger split, not a P, or 3-claw.

 

Charles 

 


From: Charles Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, January 20, 2011 2:03:44 PM
Subject: Bicho preguica

 

Here is another writing that may be clearer.  The shoulder shifts down as the hand moves up and over to climb a tree, then the other should tilts and eyes switch in the direction of movement. This whole movement happens multiple times alternately.

 

I think the movement is wrong because the movement is not forward, it's toward the center.

 

Adam, others, does this work?

 

Charles