SignWriting List
March 1, 2012

Hello Madson, Charles, Stefan and everyone -

Big smile ;-)

There are two ways to write Finger Trills - both are fine. I personally prefer this one, which shows the progression of one finger closing or opening and then the next and the next and the next - one dot at a time - you start reading at the end of the arrow and move towards the arrowhead direction - These are very detailed symbols:

On Mar 1, 2012, at 11:08 AM, Madson Barreto wrote:

Hello Valerie and everyone

Studying on "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time", found the following:

"The fingers are extended, opening the hand one finger at a time, starting with the index and ending with the little finger. [...] Note: In some languages​​, opening or closing the hand one finger at a time Can start with the pinky or the index / thumb. In some cases it may be
contrastive and you will need to Specify Which finger starts the process "(Parkhurst & Parkhurst. A Cross-Linguistic guide to SignWriting®: a phonetic approach, 2008, p. 70)

In Libras has several signs that this movement begins with the pinky finger. I thought to adopt the following convention: put the symbol "Opening the knuckles from the hand, one finger at a time" near it (pinky finger) so it was clear that the movement starts for him.

See the examples:

Madrugada (Dawn)

Explicar (explain)

What do you think?

Madson Barreto