ANSWER 0077, PART
For accuracy, the very best choice is to write BOTH the
beginning and ending position. Then there is no question
what to do. For those who do not know the sign, this gives
the most concrete information.
One position can be taken away for
speed in writing, but when a position is taken away, you
run the risk that it will not be read correctly by everyone.
There are rules to follow, which I will give you later.
Mostly, people memorize these spellings, so after awhile,
the rules have little meaning, but people read the signs
In the example you gave, we were fortunate
that you wrote both the beginning and ending positions.
When I read both positions, I realized that you really meant
to use another Finger Movement Symbol. Without the second
position, I would never have realized there was contact
with the fingertips and thumb.
Dots mean movement from the middle
of the finger only. Two dots placed over the first position
would not mean that the fingertips touch the thumb in the
second position. It would mean that the fingers are wiggling
up and down, without reaching the thumb.
For the fingertips and thumb to touch
twice, you will need the Hinge Movement Symbol, made by
the Knuckle Joint. Below is an example. This answer will
continue, so read the next message!