June 10, 2001
0073: "I have the Lessons in SignWriting Textbook
and I love it but I could use a little help in figuring
out the workbook. There are stuff like "Portuguese
A" that I'm not sure how to sign?"
0073: Thank you for your question ;-)
The Portuguese-A is used in Portugal in their Manual Alphabet.
I have never seen it used in American Sign Language.
since you are writing ASL, you can ignore the "Portuguese
A" in the book. But at least it is there for Portugal....
diagram shows the Portuguese-A handshape. Notice that
the line in the middle of the square represents the middle
finger projecting straight out.