SignWriting List
June 10, 2001

QUESTION 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?"

ANSWER 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.

So since you are writing ASL, you can ignore the "Portuguese A" in the book. But at least it is there for Portugal....

The diagram shows the Portuguese-A handshape. Notice that the line in the middle of the square represents the middle finger projecting straight out.


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