Hi Madson,


looking at your signs I had to smile. Sometimes you write a sign with this very fast rotation movement – the man trying to open a door with your key should get a problem – smile

Perhaps you want to indicate a rotation movement back forth back at normal speed – not as if shaking your hands dry ... ?





Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]LEGE.EDU] Im Auftrag von Madson Barreto
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 8. März 2012 18:55
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Betreff: Re: Movement of the wrist/ Rotation Symbols


Hello Ingvild, Valerie and everyone,


Valerie, we know the "SignSpelling Rule" and we have reflected much about them.


We agree with Ingvild to use the symbols for "wrist movements" near the wrist to facilitate their assimilation. We believe the line pulse demarcate the location of this symbol, so we wrote the signs that way.


As for the symbols "Rotation Symbols," we saw the "SignSpelling Rule" for them too. Before seeing these rules (last year), we realized that positions them in place of the arm (hand below) facilitates the reading of the sign. Let me explain:


We believe that several of these symbols should be placed under the hand, because the lines (single and double) represent the arm. In some cases, however, "Rotation symbols" should be written above or below the hand for movement is forward or backward.


See the examples in Libras:


Social, sociedade - social, society.png

Social, sociedade - social, society


Chave - key.png

Chave - key


Árvore - tree.png

Árvore - tree


Aplaudir - applaud.png

Aplaudir - applaud


Família - family.png

Família - family


Porto alegre (RS) - City.png

Porto alegre (RS) - City


Dólar - dollar.png

Dólar - dollar  


Prato, pizza - Dish, pizza.png

Prato, pizza - Dish, pizza  


Sócio - partner.png

Sócio - partner  


Academia - academy.png

Academia - academy  


Tempo - time (weather).png

Tempo - time (weather)


Congresso - congress.png

Congresso - congress


Lhama - llama.png

Lhama - llama  


Livro - book.png

Livro - book  


Trair - betray.png

Trair - betray  


Mais ou menos - more or less.png

Mais ou menos - more or less


Quebrar - break.png

Quebrar - break 


Interpretar - interpret.png

Interpretar - interpret 


Não ter - not have.png

Não ter - not have 


Rir - laugh.png

Rir - laugh


Madson and Raquel Barreto