SignWriting List
October 12, 2005

QUESTION 0087 ...continued from previous page...

In summary, I just wrote a very simple sign. It is one of the many signs for HELP in ASL:

What step-by-step process did I follow?...

1. Write the CENTER of the sign.

2. Write the Movement, relating to the CENTER, in one of 8 possible positions. In this case, it was the FORWARD position.

5. What if the movement is forward left diagonal?
The Forward-Diagonal Arrow pulls the CENTER toward the left front corner:


6. Movement back towards the chest?
The Back Arrow is placed BELOW the Center. This means the movement is coming straight back towards your chest...



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Valerie Sutton