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American Sign Language: "bowling"

I know, I know, most people don't roll the ball using a "palm-down" movement.  That isn't the point. 

The noun version of the sign is palm down, with a small double movement.

BOWLING / bowl:


In a message dated 6/4/2005 10:58:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time, kputski@ writes:
Dr. Bill,
I have seen a variation of the sign for bowling where the left hand's fingers are placed on the right arm's elbow joint while the swinging motion of bowling is simulated. Is this a widely-accepted variation, or a regional one?
A regional one.
In general, signs become more simple over time. As such they will change from using two hands to just using one hand.
- Dr. Bill

In a message dated 6/6/2005 4:27:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time, kputski@ writes:
Dr. Bill,
Thanks for the info. I think I'm finding, too, that signs are depending on the age of the person signing, which makes sense. I like the sign on your site for bowling a LOT better...I'm all for anything made simpler. :D (And also for anything that doesn't make me appear OLDER! Ha, ha).

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