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Contact Symbols

Question 0006:
Pressing Contact


Question 0012:
Surface Symbols, Part 1

Question 0052:
Surface Symbols. Part 2

Question 0042:
When To Write Contact

Question 0056:
Pressing Contact


Directionality

Question 0003:
Writing Directional Verbs

Question 0004:
Writing Directional Verbs

Question 0005:
Directionality of Handshapes


Dynamics

Question 0013:
Movement That Stops Abruptly

Question 0014:
Tension Symbols vs. Fast Symbols


Face

Question 0090:
Tongue Tightly Between Lips
Used in Norwegian Sign Language


Fingers

Question 0002:
Curved Fingers

Question 0009:
Finger Trills

Question 0010:
Finger Movement

Question 0011:
Finger Movemet

Question 0015:
Finger Movement

Question 0016:
Finger Movement

Question 0035:
Fingers That Rub Each Other

Question 0041:
Beginning & Ending Positions


Handshapes

Question 0018:
Handshape Construction

Question 0019:
Handshape Construction

Question 0021:
Handshape Construction

Question 0036:
Handshape Construction

Question 0037:
Flat, Claw and Cupped Hands

Question 0038:
Flat, Claw and Cupped Hands

Question 0039:
Flat, Claw and Cupped Hands

Question 0044:
Thumb Protruding Forward

Question 0045:
Thumb Protruding Forward

Question 0046:
Constructing New Handshapes

Question 0047:
Constructing New Handshapes

Question 0055:
Three Open Fist Symbols


Question 0089:
Handshape 01-03-005-03
IndexUp, MiddleHinge, ThumbSide

Question 0091:
Flat-Split Handshapes
Space Between Middle & Ring

Question 0092:
Two More Flat-Split Handshapes
Space Between Middle & Ring


Head

Question 0001:
Contacting the Head

Question 0058:
Writing Overhead View


Lower Body

Question 0007:
Signs Below the Hips


Movement

Question 0023:
Circles Front Wall Plane

Question 0026:
Circles Floor Plane

Question 0029:
Circles Side Wall Plane

Question 0022:
Curved Arrows Front Wall Plane

Question 0025:
Curved Arrows Floor Plane

Question 0028:
Curved Arrows Side Wall Plane

Question 0024:
Rotation Front Wall Plane

Question 0027:
Rotation Floor Plane

Question 0030:
Rotation Side Wall Plane

Question 0031:
Rotation Floor Plane

Question 0032:
Rotation Floor Plane

Question 0033:
Rotation Front Wall Plane

Question 0034:
More on Rotations

Question 0017:
Sequential Movement


Question 0043:
Shaking & Rotation Symbols

Question 0050:
Axial Movement & Wrist Rotation

Question 0059:
Rotation Symbols

Question 0060:
Rotation Symbols

Question 0061:
Writing Numbers Using Rotation


Question 0083:
Dotted-Line & Smooth-Line Circles

Question 0084:
Full-Body Turns on One Leg


Punctuation

Question 0049:
Commas Connected with Timing


SignWriter Software

Question 0046:
Constructing New Handshapes

Question 0047:
Constructing New Handshapes


Spelling & Reading Rules

Question 0040:
Beginning & Ending Positions

Question 0041:
Beginning & Ending Positions

Question 0042:
When To Write Contact

Question 0020:
Rules on Symbol Placement

Question 0008:
Writing Compound Signs

Question 0051:
Writing Signs in Front of the Face

Question 0053:
Writing Signs in Front of the Face

Question 0054:
Writing Signs in Front of the Face

Question 0057:
Sequence of Reading Movement


Question 0085:
Spelling Rule 1:
Write Position of Contact

Question 0086:
Spelling Rule 2:
Every Sign Has A Center

Question 0087:
SignSpelling Process
Write Signs Step-by-Step

Question 0088:
Apply SignSpelling Rules
Write Ten Flemish Signs


Timing & Tempo

Question 0048:
Writing Signed Songs With Music

Question 0049:
Tempo or Speed of Movement, Part 1

Question 0049:
Tempo or Speed of Movement, Part 2

Question 0049:
Tempo or Speed of Movement, Part 3

Question 0049:
Tempo or Speed of Movement, Part 4


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Question 0001:
Contacting the Head

Question 0002:
Curved Fingers

Question 0003:
Writing Directional Verbs

Question 0004:
Writing Directional Verbs

Question 0005:
Directionality of Handshapes

Question 0006:
Pressing Contact

Question 0007:
Signs Below the Hips

Question 0008:
Writing Compound Signs

Question 0009:
Finger Trills

Question 0010:
Finger Movement

Question 0011:
Finger Movement

Question 0012:
Surface Symbols, Part 1

Question 0013:
Movement That Stops Abruptly

Question 0014:
Tension Symbols vs. Fast Symbols

Question 0015:
Finger Movement

Question 0016:
Finger Movement

Question 0017:
Sequential Movement

Question 0018:
Handshape Construction

Question 0019:
Handshape Construction

Question 0020:
Rules on Symbol Placement

Question 0021:
Handshape Construction

Question 0022:
Curved Arrows Front Wall Plane

Question 0023:
Circles Front Wall Plane

Question 0024:
Rotation Front Wall Plane

Question 0025:
Curved Arrows Floor Plane

Question 0026:
Circles Floor Plane

Question 0027:
Rotation Floor Plane

Question 0028:
Curved Arrows Side Wall Plane

Question 0029:
Circles Side Wall Plane

Question 0030:
Rotation Side Wall Plane

Question 0031:
Rotation Floor Plane

Question 0032:
Rotation Floor Plane

Question 0033:
Rotation Front Wall Plane

Question 0034:
More on Rotations

Question 0035:
Fingers That Rub Each Other

Question 0036:
Handshape Construction

Question 0037:
Flat, Claw and Cupped Hands

Question 0038:
Flat, Claw and Cupped Hands

Question 0039:
Flat, Claw and Cupped Hands

Question 0040:
Beginning & Ending Positions

Question 0041:
Beginning & Ending Positions

Question 0042:
When To Write Contact

Question 0043:
Shaking & Rotation Symbols

Question 0044:
Thumb Protruding Forward

Question 0045:
Thumb Protruding Forward

Question 0046
Constructing New Handshapes

Question 0047:
Constructing New Handshapes

Question 0048:
Writing Signed Songs With Music

Question 0049, Part 1
Tempo or Speed of Movement

Question 0049, Part 2:
Tempo or Speed of Movement

Question 0049, Part 3:
Tempo or Speed of Movement

 Question 0049, Part 4:
Tempo or Speed of Movement

Question 0049, Part 5:
Commas Connected with Timing

Question 0050
Axial Movement & Wrist Rotation

Question 0051:
Writing Signs in Front of the Face

Question 0052:
Surface Symbols. Part 2

Question 0053:
Writing Signs in Front of the Face

Question 0054:
Writing Signs in Front of the Face

Question 0055:
Three Open Fist Symbols

Question 0056:
Pressing Movement

Question 0057:
Sequence of Reading Movement

Question 0058:
Writing Overhead View

Question 0059:
Rotation Symbols

Question 0060:
Rotation Symbols

Question 0061:
Writing Numbers Using Rotation

Question 0062:
Finger Movement Opening & Closing

Question 0063:
Finger Movement Opening & Closing

Question 0064:
Finger Movement Opening & Closing

Question 0065:
Rotation During Traveling Movement

Question 0066:
Rotation During Traveling Movement

Question 0067:
Rotation During Traveling Movement

Question 0068:
Finger Movement Rubbing & Traveling

Question 0069:
Finger Movement Cutting Motion

Question 0070:
Circular Motion Arm, Wrist, Finger

Question 0071:
How Would You Write This Sign?

Question 0072:
Difference Signs Good & Thank You

Question 0073:
Handshape: Portuguese-A

Question 0074:
Handshape: The Angle Hand & Finger Direction

Question 0075:
Handshape: Five Hand & Thumb Projection

Question 0076:
In-Between Palm Facings (Detailed)

Question 0077:
Finger Movements

Question 0078:
Combination Of Rotation and Curved Arrows

Question 0079:
Wrist Rotation Movement, Sign For "Make"

Question 0080:
Translation of an ASL Sentence

Question 0081:
Repetitive Movement (several pages)

Question 0082:
Hands Parallel Diagonal Planes


Question 0083:
Dotted-Line & Smooth-Line Circles

Question 0084:
Full-Body Turns on One Leg

Question 0085:
Spelling Rule 1:
Write Position of Contact

Question 0086:
Spelling Rule 2:
Every Sign Has A Center

Question 0087:
SignSpelling Process
Write Signs Step-by-Step

Question 0088:
Apply SignSpelling Rules
Write Ten Flemish Signs

Question 0089:
Handshape 01-03-005-03
IndexUp, MiddleHinge, ThumbSide

Question 0090:
Tongue Tightly Between Lips
Used in Norwegian Sign Language

Question 0091:
Flat-Split Handshapes
Space Between Middle & Ring

Question 0092:
Two More Flat-Split Handshapes
Space Between Middle & Ring

Question 0093:
Sports Writing...How do I write
a skateboard?

Question 0094:
How do I create a 5-Line Staff
when writing Movement Writing?

Question 0095:
How do I write Multiple Finger
Openings?


Question 0096:
How do you define the General
Movement Arrowhead?


Question 0097:
How do I write contact with the
lower neck rather than the shoulders?


Question 0098:
Writing "placement of the hands in
space" marking classifiers and holding
the hand in one position over several
signs in a sentence


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