SignWriting List
August 20, 2005

What are the differences between the dotted-lined elbow circle symbols, and the ones that are not dotted?

ANSWER 0083:
The circles from the elbow can be written with either the dotted-line version, or with the newer smooth-line version. They mean the same thing. The dotted-lined circles for elbow movement are the older symbols. They were changed by some writers to become smoother, a typeface or style difference. You are welcome to choose either one, to write the same movement. The diagram to the right, shows which symbols mean the same thing:


Where are these symbols
located in the IMWA?

See diagram below. In the SignMaker program, click with your mouse, following the numbers below:


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Valerie Sutton