|I have heard the same thing about "lazy signers" in LIBRAS. Hard to identify essential handshapes with "lazy signers" for a flat hand and a flat hand with thumb. I am compiling a dictionary and the linguists have begun to argue. The fact that they are arguing is a good sign because it shows that they understand the importance of the work. Exploration has shown two handshapes not currently in the system that are in LIBRAS. One can be created with a graphic combination, the other cannot at present. |
This is an iconic sign of a mountain peak in southern Brazil and the fingers are actually tighter.
The other is a spread version of the thumb with arc.
This is the closed version used for a name sign for Dilma Rousseff (the president of Brazil.
This I used for the open version but the thumb is actually forward like the arc in Dilma. Madson uses a new handshape which is the Dilma sign with the fingers spread.
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--- On Mon, 4/22/13, Cherie Wren <[log in to unmask]> wrote: