Yes, the right hand comes to rest on top of the palm of the left. Maybe I should just have shown them already in contact?

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Erika,


can you explain Kathmandu:


left flat hand palm up fingers to the right ( no problem)


right hand Index – Hand – palm facing the signer  moving down  - mh  –  how to get the touch between the two hands – right hand on top of the left hand ??




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Betreff: Re: Signs for Cities and States - can you write the name of YOUR city and post to the List?


I don't know ASL, so I don't know a sign for Detroit, Ann Arbor, or Oberlin (my US places).

So I'm posting the sign for Kathmandu, the city where I learned to sign!

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I am a West Coaster, and I must admit that people get East Coast city signs mixed up along with our own city signs. But this is how I personally sign the 4 commonly confused "B" cities, since I am very picky and have been known to correct people at times. ;-) It seems to match what you sign, Kim.


Boston, Massachusetts


Baltimore, Massachusetts


Berkeley, California


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Burbank, California




On Mar 28, 2013, at 8:23 AM, Kimberley Shaw wrote:

Hi everyone:
those of us in Boston, Massachusetts sign it thus:



and refer to Berkeley, CA thus:

But some of my signing friends tell me that when you're on the West Coast, it's the other way around!
Kim from Boston

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

SignWriting List

March 28, 2013


NAMES OF CITIES and STATES Around the World


Thank you, Ingvild, Charles and Stefan for your signs!


I would suggest that you add your signs to the International Sign Dictionary online:


SignPuddle for International Signs Dictionary


I just copied mine for La Jolla, California from the ASL Dictionary to the International Dictionary, and I hope you can do the same for your signs too…


And I hope more names of cities, states, countries and other international signs can be added too…


Here is what we have so far…and I really like all four spellings! Thanks to you all…


Val ;-)




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Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College

Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College