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Sign Language Structure Y-hand Stokoe, Jr. Y the thumb and little finger are spread out from fist; allocheric forms: middle finger bent in from spread flat hand; index and pinkie up from closed hand _____________________________________________________________________________ 4.23. Symbols for cheremes of motion, SIGS: Name Symbol Description ^ v r > < z t f = upward motion Vertical motion downward motion up and down motion rightward motion Lateral motion leftward motion right and left motion toward signer To and fro motion away from signer to and fro s supinative movement Twisting motion b pronative movement w oscillating twist Carpal motion n nodding or shaking motion, pivoting at wrist; may be proximal, distal, or both Foral motion ] opening motion of a configuration # closing motion of a configuration Approach ) dez approaches tab* Touch × dez touches tab* Graze á,à, or æ dez brushes or slides across tab* Link ) double dez clasp, hook, etc., or dez grasps tab Enter o dez is inserted or thrust through tab Cross + double dez cross, one over other Separate : linked, crossed, inserted, or adjacent dez moves away Interchange ( double dez or tab and dez hands reverse relative positions _____________________________________________________________________________ *If double dez the interaction is mutual. 4.24. Diacritical marks used with sig symbols Name Repeat --- Symbol Description sig motion is performed again (dot to right of sig symbol) when dot is placed over sig symbol, sharp, staccato movement is indicated SASLJ, Vol. 2, No. 2 – Fall/Winter 2018 53